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It's official! Malta has had its rainiest October for nearly 70 years
It’s been a crazy month!

Jillian Mallia

According to the local weather site FirstMalta, rainfall in October on the Maltese Islands sky rocketed, breaking the record of being the rainiest October for the last 68 years, with fewer hours of sunshine than normally expected!

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195mm of rain fell in Birkirkara alone, where normal amounts usually total 83mm. However, despite all that rainfall, October temperatures remained relatively warm, with an average temperature of 21.7°C during the day.

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According to FirstMalta, the storms that were experienced all over the islands were the result of low pressure forming over the Sahara Desert, bringing warm temperatures, strong winds, and blood rain, more commonly known as xita tal-ħamrija.

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This week we’re experiencing an Indian summer, or is-sajf ta’ San Martin as the locals call it, with temperatures climbing to highs of 23°C during the day. So enjoy the gorgeous weather while it lasts, before it's back to thunderstorms and rain!

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Can you believe it’s been the wettest October for nearly seven decades?


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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