Top 5 Astronomy Events Taking Place In August

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  There is plenty to see in the night sky throughout August, including one of the most popular meteor showers to great views of the ringed jewel of the solar system.   Check out our top astronomy events to mark on your calendar!     The Sturgeon Moon   The 3rd and final supermoon of […]

Temperatures To Drop To 30°C This Weekend

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  A little break from all this heat…   Malta Meteorological Office has stated that temperatures will drop over the weekend as the wind is expected to pick up.     The Met Office forecasted a maximum temperature of 30°C for Friday, 31°C for Saturday and 30°C for Sunday. While it may not be the […]

Yesterday Was The Wettest Day Of 2021 With 92.7mm Of Rainfall

  Photos: Newsbook Yesterday’s storm wreaked havoc on the Maltese Islands as roads flooded, rubble walls deteriorated, and the AFM had to rescue some people from their cars with a helicopter…     Within a matter of hours, Malta saw an average of 92.7mm of rainfall amid Thursday’s heavy orange alert storm, marking it as […]

October 2021 Recorded As The Third Rainiest October In Maltese History

  October 2021 has officially been declared the third rainiest October to ever hit the Maltese Islands in history.     This was confirmed by the Meteorological Office at the Malta International Airport, who explained that October saw 246.2 millimeters of rain.     As per their records, the October which saw the most rain […]

Part Of Chadwick Lakes Road Collapses Overnight

  Part of a road that runs through the Chadwick Lakes site has collapsed overnight, as the Mtarfa local council warned motorists on Monday morning.     The collapse was characterised by a continuous downpour after an incredibly wet week for Malta. The Meteorological Office even said it had measured a month’s worth of rain […]

Heavy Storm Seemingly Missed Malta As Strong Winds Persist

  Malta seems to have been saved from the severe storm that was set to prevail on Wednesday and Thursday.     Weather expert Clinton Caruana explained that though the storm is turning to the southeast of Malta, its track has changed and so, it seems that Malta has avoided the worst of the storm […]

Malta prepares to welcome 2020 – but will it stay dry?

Final preparations are under way for New Year’s Eve celebrations across Malta and Gozo – but wear a thick coat and take your umbrella with you if you’re going out. Revellers heading out to enjoy the festivities in the streets of Valletta or Victoria can expect breezy weather as the clocks strike midnight, according to […]

Three dead as ‘hell’ heatwave hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Three dead as ‘heatwave from hell’ hits Europe

At least three people have died in France as a heatwave likened to ‘hell’ sweeps across much of Europe. Temperatures have soared to at least 41°C in some parts of southern France, with a record high of 45°C expected in the southern towns of Nîmes and Carpentras on Friday. The so-called Saharan Bubble weather has […]

Malta suffers its wildest May for nearly 70 years

Malta has suffered its stormiest May for nearly 70 years, according to weather experts. Last month was the wildest since 1951 and one of the was also one of the wettest, with more than double the amount of rain normally expected at this time of year. A spokesman for the Met Office in Luqa said: […]

Storm Gareth batters UK with heavy rain and gales

Storm Gareth’s strong winds and heavy rain have been causing disruption, with rail and road links across the country affected. The British Met Office issued two yellow warnings for high winds covering Northern Ireland, Wales, most of England and the west coast of Scotland. Winds of over 120kmph were seen widely across western parts of […]

Weather warnings issued as UK braces for more snow

Britain faces a week of travel chaos after a blanket of snow swept across parts of the country on Monday night. Sub-zero temperatures and gale-force winds could combine with the white stuff – especially in the South East of England – to spell disruption on the roads and power cuts as bone-chilling air from the […]

Australia bakes as temperatures approach 50°C

Australia’s summer continues to break records, with parts of the country sweltering in extreme heatwave temperatures approaching 50°C. The country already experienced the world’s top 15 temperatures earlier this week. The highest of these was 49.1°C in Tarcoola, a town in South Australia. Bushfires have ravaged parts of Victoria and Tasmania as weather forecasters warned that […]

Thundersnow warning as temperatures plunge across UK

Thundersnow could strike much of Britain this week as temperatures plummet below zero and forecasters issue ice warnings for large swathes of the country. Weather alerts for snow and ice have been issued by the Met Office for most of UK, with freezing conditions likely to cause disruption for road and rail users on Tuesday morning. Forecasters […]

Temperatures soar as Malta enjoys an Indian Summer

We’re promised plenty of blue skies and warm sunshine across the Maltese Islands this week – which is great news after such a wet and stormy end to October. Forecasters predicted an ‘Indian summer’ is set to hit Malta and Gozo over the next seven days with plenty of sunshine and mild, dry weather. The […]

Dramatic lightning storm lights up Malta’s night sky

A powerful thunder and lightening storm hit Malta last night – and while it left some homes without power it also provided some stunning visual images that were captured around the island. Dramatic pictures flooded social media, showing lighting bolts across the skyline in both Malta and Gozo. Photographer Sam Scicluna captured a series of […]