When religion and weather intertwine! What does ‘Gandlora’ day mean for Malta and the upcoming weather forecast?
Today, the 2nd of February, the Catholic church celebrates ‘Gandlora’ day which commemorates the day Jesus Christ got presented in the temple.
However, this day has an extra special meaning for the Maltese because of a local saying linked to ‘Gandlora’ and weather predictions for the coming weeks.
The saying goes: “Bnazzi fil-gandlora xitwa fora, xita fil-gandlora koranta ġorni ankora”.
In other words, if today’s weather is sunny and stable, one can come to the conclusion that the worst of winter weather for the Maltese islands is over.
However, if the weather is unstable and it’s raining (as is today!), that means that the country will most probably experience another 40 days of bad weather.
If we go off by this saying, it looks like Malta’s winter isn’t quite over yet.
Today, Malta and Gozo are covered in grey clouds with rainfall being reported over many localities in the country already.
Have you been enjoying the winter weather so far?
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