If you’ve been feeling like Malta’s warmer months just haven’t been hot enough, prepare to feel like you’ve cursed summer 2021 for the rest of us. Monday marks the official start of the season… and it’s looking like it could be the hottest day of the year so far.
Today’s 27°C highs could feel even warmer and hit the 30s if you can’t find any shade, but every single day until Monday is set to get hotter and hotter.
By the weekend, highs will hit the mid-30s, eventually feeling as hot as 38°C on Monday.
In fact, the current Malta International Airport is showing an increase of a couple of degrees every single day for the next four days.
Evenings won’t feel that cool either, with Monday’s lowest temperature not expected to drop under 23°C.
Meanwhile, today’s already-high UV Index of 9 will hit double digits by the weekend, making it all the way up to 11 by Sunday.
For the record, the World Health Organisation warns against spending time outside when the UV index is this high, officially listing 11 and 12 as “Extremely Dangerous”.
Prominent Facebook forecasting page Malta Weather, meanwhile, has warned that temperatures across the islands could “feel as hot as 40°C at times” by the end of the month.
This, the page explained, is due to “hot air from the Saharan Desert penetrating the central Mediterranean,” resulting in “a significant increase in temperature”.
And as if the extremely bright sun outside wasn’t enough confirmation, the page even quoted a 75% confidence in their fiery forecast.
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