Sky-high temperatures and a complete lack of breeze meant this last week was one of the hottest of 2019 for Malta, but with shifting wind directions, stronger breezes and slightly cooler lows, we could be in for some respite in the coming days.
Although still sitting on hot 30s that will feel more like 35°C, this weekend holds some potentially stronger winds, especially over Saturday. In fact, 13th July could bring with it Force 5 northwesterly winds, no doubt a welcome sight compared to the negligible southerly winds blowing blistering desert temperatures towards our side of the Mediterranean. Just be sure to plan your days outdoor accordingly though!
Lows over the weekend are also set to be relatively fresh, sitting just below the mid 20s. Paired with the moderate winds, Satrday night’s 24°C should have some coolness in store for that nighttime BBQ.
Earlier this week, giant hailstones the size of oranges hit eastern Italy and a freak storm in Greece actually led to at least seven people being killed in the carnage. And while no stormy weather is forecasted for Malta this weekend, this (welcomed) windy respite could very well be a small ripple effect of what’s been happening in Eastern Europe lately.
Having said that, as the wind dies down to Force 2 and the UV Index rises to 11 overnight, Sunday looks like it’s set to be another hot AF end to the weekend, with the temperature forecasted to feel as hot as 36°C again. Fun.
Original Photo by Andy Muscat