Brace yourselves! Medicane set to bring about THREE days of thunderstorms & strong winds
After last summer’s dry spell, we were all praying for some wet autumn months – but the latest meteorological updates are showing that Mother Nature might have taken those prayers a little too literally…
In the past few days, a cyclonic storm traveling around the Mediterranean, known as Medicane, has wreaked havoc across Southern Italy.
The flash floods, mudslides, and thunderstorms caused by this very storm are even thought to have killed two people: one in Gravina, and the other in Catania.
Given the sheer proximity of Southern Italy to our islands, many were definitely panicked about how Medicane might affect us.
But whilst the storm will surely leave an impact on Malta, it’s safe to say that Medicane’s effect on the country will be far milder than what Southern Italy has witnessed.
“It had been six years since we last saw low pressure dominating the Mediterranean for over five days,” the Facebook page Aggornament tat-Temp wrote on social media.
“This low pressure is now set to intensify as it moves upwards towards Sicily’s coast… the farther away this gets from Malta and the closer it gets to Sicily, the stronger its winds will get,” it continued.
The page went on to highlight that, according to its analyses, the low pressure will never land directly on Malta – so for the most part, we should be safe.
Having said that, Medicane’s impact will still be felt!
This week’s forecast shows that we should be expecting some seriously whacky weather all the way to Friday.
Credit: Malta International Airport
For starters, temperatures won’t be getting any warmer than 21°C and they’re set to hit lows of 16°C today and tomorrow.
There’s also a very good chance that we’ll be witnessing thunderstorms today and tomorrow, paired with some very strong winds
Aggornament tat-Temp noted that winds will be balancing between Force Six and Seven today but can go up to Force Eight tomorrow.
Let’s hope these storms cause no harm!