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Keeping cool: How to survive THIS weekend's heatwave in Malta
As unbearable as the heat may be, there are a couple of ways you can make your house feel less like an inferno…

Kim Vella

Having trouble dealing with this heat? You’re not alone. 

Local weather page Maltese Islands Weather has just revealed that the recent temperature increase that has hit Malta is expected to persist incessantly well into July. 

"Maximum temperatures should be in the region of 36°C to 37°C," and possibly higher, the page wrote, whilst "minimum temperatures will be at the level of 25°C to 26°C." 

Meteorologists at Malta International Airport (MIA) are predicting a similar pattern. The MIA’s met office went so far as to issue a yellow warning, seeing as how temperatures are set to hit 36°C today.

Heat wave 

Photo credit: Malta International Airport 

As unbearable as the heat may be, there are a couple of ways you can make your house feel less like an inferno…

Maltese Islands Weather suggests adopting the following precautions to minimise the health risks associated with extreme heat:  

  1. Close those doors and windows and pull down your shutters in peak heat (10am to 4pm), and only open when it’s cooler outside. 
  2. Attempt to find the coolest part of the building and stay there. 
  3. Stay out of the sun between the hours of 10am to 4pm. 
  4. Take multiple cold baths or showers throughout the day. 
  5. Stay hydrated! Drink cold beverages regularly, preferably water or juice. Stay away from hot and dehydrating drinks (sorry coffee lovers). 
  6. When roaming about outside, seek shade and wear SPF 30+ sunscreen and sunglasses.
  7. Look out for those who may be more vulnerable to heat - including young children, the elderly, your pets, and strays. 
  8. Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand and water, which reflect UV and increase exposure.
  9. Don’t take pets out for walks in the sun (you may have shoes to protect your feet but their paws are in contact with the hot ground).
  10. Never leave anyone (including pets) in closed vehicles.
  11. Be extra cautious with materials conducive to fires (such as BBQs, cigarettes, glass disposal, garden litter and so on). 

Remember to be extra cautious with little kiddos, anyone in a vulnerable situation, the elderly, and those who work in physically demanding jobs. These guys are going to feel the heat more than anyone.  

How do you plan on surviving this heat wave? 

Maltese Islands Weather/ Facebook

24th June 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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