It’s official. Malta’s air quality is pretty terrible. Worse than some of the busiest cities in Europe. In fact, worse than all of them except four.
Malta’s air quality compared to Moscow, Malaga and Ankara, according to the Euronews weather forecast.
Euronews includes an Air Quality Index in its weather forecasts, thanks to information submitted by Copernicus, an atmosphere monitoring service. The index rates air quality from 1 (very good) to 5 (very poor).
Today’s forecast rates Malta’s air quality as 4 (poor), the lowest score in Europe, and the same score obtained by Moscow (Russia), Malaga (Spain) and Ankara (Turkey).
By comparison, cities like Paris, Brussels, Berlin and London each scored 2, while places like Oslo, Dublin and Lisbon scored 1.
Malta’s air quality is a hot topic right now with lots of controversy around destruction of trees happening due to road widening and other infrastructural works.