From horrible sunburns to the ten bottles of water you drank per day, July had us sweating out of crevices we didn’t know we had. And now the Met Office has confirmed that you weren’t imagining it – it really was that bad. Here’s five facts you may have forgotten about July’s scorcher.
1. The whole month was messed up
Seriously. According to the Met Office this July was hotter, windier and we had more hours of sunshine than previous years.
2. There was literally no dew
That dry feeling hanging around your general person? You can chalk that up to the fact that there was no dew in Malta for the entire month of July. We did get 0.01 mm of rain though. So. You know.
3. We had way more sunshine than usual
Turns out we had over 365 hours of blistering sunlight this past month. The Met Office reports that the first weekend was by far the brightest with Saturday and Sunday tallying almost 13 hours of sunlight apiece.
4. The sea gave up on itself
That sweet sweet relief of the cool Med left much to be desired. The average temperature jumped the mark of 24.7°C by 1.3°C, reaching a high of 27°C.
5. No amount of shade could save us
Right at the mid-month mark, the temperature soared to 38.7°C – we’re still trying to wrap our minds around that one. This is still apparently not the highest temperature ever recorded in Malta; that title still belongs to 1988.