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Tuesday will be Malta’s warmest day of the year so far

Tuesday is set to be the warmest day of the year so far in Malta, the Met Office has confirmed.

Temperatures are expected to hit at least 26°C, and could feel as warm as as 28°C, according to forecasters.

And that’s just the start of the good news, with the next coming days expected to stay mild and sunny across the Maltese Islands.

Blue skies and plenty of sun are predicted for most areas of Malta and Gozo on Tuesday, with a bit of shore breeze.

Andrea Muscat from Maltese Islands Weather said: ‘Air currents from north Africa will finally start making their way to the central Mediterranean.

‘This will mark the definite end of wintry weather.

‘Daytime highs are expected to rise above 20°C for good, as the transition from winter to summer continues.

‘With a maximum temperature of 27°C, Tuesday will be the warmest day of 2019 so far.’

A spokesman for Malta Weather added: ‘Temperatures are expected to rise to 26°C on Tuesday across Malta and Gozo as a plume of heat from northern Africa penetrates the central Mediterranean.

‘The transition from winter to summer has started.’

However, forecasters warned motorists not to wash their cars just yet.

Some light rain that will deposit fine desert sand is possible on Wednesday and Thursday.