Weather watch: Malta in November

Mgarr from Bingemma Heights. Photo: Leslie Vella

November is one of the wetter months in Malta but not judging by this year’s start to the month. However rain falls somewhat differently when compared to Northern Europe. Rain generally falls heavily for short periods and then it clears again. It’s not uncommon to have flooded streets in a severe rainstorm only to find a few hours later that the sun has dried everything up. Rainfall in Malta is quite low compared to other countries in Europe.

Average daytime temperatures of 21C and at night of 15C means that it is still warm, with occasional days where a t-shirt may be worn still. And with around 6½ hours of sunshine per day, there is still opportunity for a tan.

Only the brave would take a dip in sea. Although its temperature of 20C sounds inviting, it may feel very chill if it’s rained a lot. Mind you, 2012 sees us heading to the beach still as it’s been very mild so far.

Weather watch is brought to us by our regular weatherman Tony Muscat who runs his own monitoring station, it-Temp, in Mellieha in Malta’s north.

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