I actually kind of love it when there is bad weather in Malta. I’ve written a few posts about things to do in Malta when the weather is bad and previous serious storm warnings, and they always surge in popularity when the weather forecast is bad. I understand that it’s supposed to rain pretty much all day today and that a big storm will be hitting tonight, but you would never have guessed it when watching the sunrise this morning.
When my alarm went off at 6AM (ugh!) I couldn’t bring myself to actually get out of bed for another half an hour so I missed the best part of the sunrise in Sliema but it was still beautiful. As I missed the most intense part, I was left to enjoy a delicate, watercolour style sunrise with candifloss pink clouds. I always think that a small amount of cloud really improves sunrises as it gives the sun something to light up and the colours can be breathtaking.
The weather is still around 25-27oC outside and is still pretty hot and sticky if you’re out walking but the wind has really picked up so once the storm hits, as always in Malta, hoods, hats and umbrellas will be rendered entirely obsolete. It’s set to rain today, Friday, be nicer on Saturday then wet again on Sunday but you can never really be sure. Also, often we’ll be forecast a ‘rainy day’ and we have one shower for 10 minutes (but I mean, torrential, streets flooded, drains over flowing!) and then glorious sunshine for the rest of the day so figuring out what to wear is near on impossible.
Malta is always windy, I read that it’s windy something like 97% of the time, but in summer it’s more of a gentle breeze and then in winter it really picks up. There have been times where I have genuinely had to crouch behind a car for shelter or to grab onto a lamppost to avoid being blown in the road. This happens most years so always be careful if you’re out when the wind speed is up.
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