Malta’s record-breaking summer heatwave showed no sign of cooling down in July.
According to Malta International Airport, temperatures in July reached a maximum of 39.6°C and recorded an average of 11.9 hours of sunshine daily with the brightest being 13.1 hours.
The blistering summer heat proved relentless in July with an average temperature recorded on 22 out of a total of 31 days exceeding the climate norm of 26.6°C. Even the sea registered as one degree warmer than the climate norm, with surface temperatures standing at 26.4°C.
July proved to be the hottest month this year, with the mercury hitting 39.6°C at the height of the heatwave on July 9th.
For the record, that’s 1.8°C hotter than the hottest day in June.
On the other hand, there were some cooler days, notably 5th and 20th July, when temperatures dropped to a minimum of 21°C.
And despite having some of the hottest days of summer, July was not as dry as expected, with at least 0.8mm of precipitation being recorded.
Last month was also slightly windier than expected, exceeding the climate norm of 6.8 knots by 0.6 knots.
August doesn’t seem to be faring any better, with temperatures still in the 30s and a weather warning last week that forced Summer Daze to move from Ta’ Qali to Club Uno.