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WATCH: Marsalforn Valley brought back to life following heavy overnight rain
The rain is set to return next Sunday!

Benjamin Abela

Today marks the very first day of autumn 2022, and just like clockwork, Malta’s weather experienced a quasi-overnight shift.

Just last night, a near constant stream of showers fell upon the Maltese islands – and its effects can still be felt and enjoyed this morning.

Taking to social media, the Maltese Islands Weather page shared a stunning video of the Marsalforn Valley, overflowing with water; an unusual yet welcome sight, considering Malta’s overwhelmingly dry climate.

Many were the viewers that took to the post’s comments section to celebrate this event.

Whilst last night’s rain had long been forecasted, its sheer volume took many by surprise.

According to Maltese Islands Weather, “the national mean of 65.6mm measured over 24 hours surpassed the climate average for the whole of September by almost 50 per cent.”

Dingli, Zabbar, and Msida were among the localities hit by the most rain, recording 82.3mm, 78.5mm, and 74.5mm of downpour, respectively.

No more rain is expected to hit the islands after this morning, although isolated showers are set to fall over Malta on Sunday once again.

According to the Malta International Airport’s meteorological office, this rain is set to persist up until Tuesday 27th September.

Maltese Islands Weather / Facebook

23rd September 2022


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Benjamin is a Writer at Content House Group. With his background in journalism, marketing, and the arts, Benjamin enjoys finding the human aspect to any story he gets a hold of. When he's not too busy writing his next article, you could probably find him playing with his cats or performing on a stage.

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