Sliema Balcony Collapses And Cars Swept Away In Żebbuġ On First Day Of Weekend Thunderstorm
Yesterday was just the first of many consecutive days of rain
Malta experienced flash flooding all over the island on Friday after heavy rains hit as predicted. Coming down hard before finally lessening, the rainfall caused water to accumulate quickly around the island, causing damage in some areas.
According to Malta International Airport's Official Meteorological forecast, the storm was caused by an unstable mass of air passing through the centre of the Mediterranean - and it led to some pretty shocking scenes from around the island.
A balcony in a Sliema townhouse collapsed
A Sliema townhouse's balcony came crashing down under the weight of the collected rainfall. The collapsed balcony, in Triq Patri Marjanu, led to the road being closed off to traffic for a short while until the debris was cleared.
Photos by Leon Xuereb
Rain caused waters to rise in various localities
Just look at what happened in Żebbuġ.
Video by Wesley Ellul
It led to a number of cars being swept into the Wied Baqqiegħa area
Birkirkara experienced some severe flooding in the evening
Video by AnnaliseDarren Parnis
And Mosta was taken by the storm as well
This photo was taken near Telgħa t'Alla u Ommu
Msida, as expected, got flooded as per usual
And vehicles were brought to a standstill in Gżira
It wasn't all bad though: Fort St Angelo ended up looking super cool
Photo: Derren Vella