Unusually warm and sunny weather saw Malta through the biblically-stormy 10th February yesterday, but everything is set to change rather drastically in the coming days.
As of this morning, stronger northwesterly winds have started blowing over the islands, but by the time the weekend arrives, we’re set to see way more.
After yesterday’s highs of 20°C, the temperature in Malta is set to continue plunging in the coming days… dropping to 7°C by Monday.
While a Yellow Warning on the strong winds has already been issued by the Malta International Airport, Force 5 and 6 gusts from the northwest will persist for days, even hitting Force 7 by Saturday evening.
In fact, the biggest drop in temperature is set to go down between Saturday and Sunday, which will see apparent highs go from 16°C to 9°C in less than 24 hours.
Meanwhile, this weekend and next week’s lows are set to be even colder, with certain days feeling as frosty as 4°C.
On Facebook, popular forecasting page Malta Weather elaborated further on the prediction… and the source of the cold snap.
“We’re expecting a wild weather ride of Arctic outbreaks across the central Mediterranean as we face down the final winter month before spring starts,” the page read.
“This means rain showers and much colder temperatures than of late across Malta and Gozo from this coming weekend!”