It’s hot, hot, hot! True to form, just as June turned the corner into July, the barometer rose. June was fairly ‘cool’ by Malta standards, with a fresher than usual start and some gusty days. But, July is kicking in with heat haze and car bonnets to fry eggs on. Here, with what to expect this month, is our regular weatherman Tony Muscat who runs his own sophisticated weather station it-Temp in Mellieha in Malta’s north.
Every day is guaranteed to be a sunny day and there will be no rain. Malta gets its most daily sunshine this month, with around 12 hours per day. Yes, 12 hours per day of sunshine. Manchester in comparison receives 5 hours per day.
The sea will be a perfect 24C, which is also pretty-much the average night time temperature. So as you can see, even after a typical daytime temperature of 32C, the nights do not really cool the place down much. Humidity is rather high in Malta, due to the fact that it is an island, and so the summer temperatures can feel somewhat unbearable, especially as the mercury approaches the July highs of 36C.
Sunblock is essential, even when away from the beach and any sightseeing should be done as early as possible in the day.
Photo: courtesy Anne Muscat Scerri, Cloudberry Images.