One of October 2021’s lowest highs (19°C) was registered as early on as 14th October.
The advent of autumn elicited a collective sigh of relief from the Maltese population, as most of us happily bid farewell to those dreaded scorching summer temperatures.
With temperatures remaining steadily below the 30°C, this autumn in Malta is offering a good balance between warm-yet-bearable days, and mildly chilly nights.
Having said that, it seems like it won’t be getting much cooler this month…
Taking to social media, the ‘Maltese Islands Weather’ Facebook page offered readers some insight into the long-term weather outlook for October 2022, and in short, it doesn’t seem like winter-lovers are going to be too happy.
“Overall, [this month] is likely to be around average, or slightly warmer than average. The warm sea will continue exerting its influence on minimum temperatures, meaning that nights will continue to be noticeably warmer than normal,” the page wrote.
“Some maps suggest the possibility of a cooler spell around the third week of the month. This can only be confirmed at a later date. The consensus among long-term maps is stronger where precipitation is concerned,” it continued.
A quick look at October 2021’s temperatures somewhat confirms this. Whilst the month was off to a relatively warm start, registering highs of 27°C several times in its first week, the second week marked a steep decline in temperatures.
One of the month’s lowest highs (19°C) was registered as early on as 14th October.
From that point on, day temperatures rarely, if ever, surpassed the 25°C mark.
Conversely, temperatures are rarely set to drop below the 20°C mark – even at night – throughout this week.
With that being said, ‘Maltese Islands Weather’ is also predicting that October 2022 “could be a drier than average month overall” with the “first half of the month” likely to be “very dry”.
“It’s still too early to pinpoint an exact date, but maps are pointing towards the possibility of two separate episodes of instability: a period of isolated showers around mid-month, and potentially widespread rainfall towards the end of the month.”
Whilst the Malta International Airport’s meteorological office is predicting ‘possible showers’ for today, no rainfall is forecast for the upcoming week at this point in time.
What do you make of this forecast?
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