As Europe braces itself for a “plunge of cold Arctic air” due to an incoming triple polar vortex, the Maltese Islands are getting their own share of cold weather over this weekend. Strong Northwesterly winds blowing at Forces 5 and 6 will be making today’s highs of 10°C feel as cold as 7°C, with tonight’s 6°C definitely feeling even colder.
And even though Malta won’t be buried in snowstorms any time soon, here are four surprisingly warmer European cities that will make you shout out, “You see! I always said Maltese cold feels worse because of that humidity!”
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
With highs of 7°C and lows of 6°C, Amsterdam’s weather for today seems to mirror Malta’s. However, with milder winds, no possibility of rain, and less humidity, our Mediterranean island of sun and sea is bound to actually feel chillier.
2. Copenhagen, Denmark
Yes, a Scandinavian country actually made it to this list… and it’s not even the worst one on here.
Copenhagen’s weather just about maxed out at 6°C, but its lows of 4°C will have a hard time keeping up with Malta’s Force 6 winds come tonight.
3. Marseille, France
OK, so this one’s a little weird.
Highs in Marseille today will actually make it to the double digits, with temperatures of 10°C being laughably warm compared to Malta.
However, tonight will actually drop all the way to 1°C, so the French city might actually be colder than Malta by the time the sun sets.
4. Reykjavík, Iceland
Yep, this is actually happening.
With highs of 9°C and lows of 7°C, one of Game of Thrones’ most popular filming locations will actually be warmer than Malta today.
So next time you’re contemplating heading north of the wall, remember it might just be somewhere in Mellieħa.
Today should be the coldest day in Malta for a while, with lows on Saturday budging up to 9°C. By Sunday, however, temperatures in the daytime will go up to 13°C, even if the strong winds and possibility of isolated showers are set to persist throughout all of this weekend.