Hot on the heels of Malta’s warmest January day ever, the island’s weather is set to change once again… this time bringing with it a seasonal shiver from the north.
This week is looking particularly cold and wet, with Facebook forecasters Malta Weather promising winter “returning with a vengeance.”
“It’s going to feel cold once again across Malta and Gozo from this coming Tuesday with strong to gale force northwesterly winds and rain showers that may be thundery and/or with soft hail at times as a blast from Siberia penetrates the central Mediterranean,” the page said.
In fact, compared to Saturday’s record-breaking 25.9°C, the temperature in Malta is set to drop by up to 15°C.
Every day this week, with the wind constantly increasing and climaxing on Thursday with northwesterly gusts of Force 7, the temperature will continue dropping.
By Thursday, the highs of 14°C will actually feel like 11°C… which could end up breaking its own record of one of the coldest January days ever.
Back in 2005, Malta recorded its coldest January since 1981, with the month’s average temperature of 11.1°C being a whole 1.5°C lower than usual. On 26th January 2005, in fact, the highest temperature was just 9.9°C. And while it might not break this particularly chilly record, this Thursday’s temperature is set to get pretty close .
Beyond the cold days, we should also be expecting spells of strong winds, rain, and even colder nights, with the temperature dropping to 10°C by the end of the week.
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