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Malta Saw 92.7mm Of Rainfall Yesterday, Making It The Wettest Day Of 2021

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The islands of Malta saw an average of 92.7mm of rainfall during yesterday’s heavy orange alert storm, in just a few hours.

That makes yesterday the wettest day of 2021 so far, exceeding October’s storm, according to Maltese Islands Weather.

The normal amount of total expected rainfall in the month of November usually ranges between 80mm and 100mm, with yesterday’s storm almost achieving just that.

Among the worst-hit localities were St. Paul’s Bay, Bugibba, Mosta, Mellieha, Lija, and Naxxar, with all mentioned seeing over 100mm of rainfall. 

Bugibba and neighbouring localities were the worst hit, as it saw an average of 119.6mm of rainfall, in just a few hours.

The northern side of Malta saw the most rain, while down south in Birzebbuga only gathered around 25mm of rain.

The Civil Protection Department even described yesterday’s storm as one of the worst Malta has ever seen.

Malta’s autumn so far has been one of the wettest we have ever seen, with both months of October and November exceeding the expected amount of rain.

The rainfall since September 1st has been that of 412mm.

This could all very much be the effects of climate change, as more extreme weather conditions start to step in after already having one of the hottest summers in history.

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When Sasha (formerly known as Sasha Tas-Sigar) is not busy writing about environmental injustice, she's probably fighting for women's rights. Follow her at @saaxhaa on Instagram, and send her anything related to the environment, art, and women's rights at [email protected]

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