It’s true. October brought worse weather with it than we expected… that is, unless you’re one of those people who consider dark, rainy clouds and thunderstorms as good weather.
A turbulent October month saw 11 days of stormy weather, close to half of the month and 6 more than the expected average for this time of the year. As a result of the spell of storms, Malta experienced a total of 94 mm of rain throughout October, exceeding the climate norm by almost 20 mm.
Yes, October was really wet and the end of the month showed no sign of slowing down, with 24.6 mm of rainfall being recorded on the 29th of October alone, making it the wettest day of the month.
Yet despite all this, air temperatures remained relatively warm throughout the month with mean maximum (29.3°C) and minimum (15.9°C) temperatures exceeding the monthly average by 0.5°C and 1°C respectively.
The sun too shone high on the non-stormy days with daily sunlight hours averaging at 6.8 hours, resulting in 212.1 sunshine hours throughout the month.