Forget about your winter clothes for the next few weeks as Malta is set to enjoy an unexpected Indian Summer until the end of November. Today starts a three-week spell of 'prolonged' sunshine and dry skies as high pressure 'dominates' the central Mediterranean. Summer has made a welcome return to the Maltese Islands with forecasters promising blue skies and glorious sunshine until the end of November. Thermometers will soar well above average for the time of year at around 25°C by the middle of the week with temperatures feeling as warm as 27°C in some areas. Sun lovers were urged to make the most of the mild spell before a wave of unsettled and stormy weather sweeps across Malta in early December.
Forecasters told 89.7 Bay a huge area of high pressure wedged close to the Maltese Islands is dragging warm air in from Africa while blocking the cooler northern winds from Europe. It shows no signs of shifting until the end of the month when things will start to turn more autumnal. At that point a change in weather conditions will see stormier conditions build, bringing the risk of strong winds, hail and heavy rain in Malta and Gozo in December.
Andrea Muscat from the Gozo Weather Page on Facebook said: 'The Maltese Islands are currently at the edge of an extensive high pressure system. 'It means mainly clear skies and light winds for much of the time. We will enjoy the warmest temperatures in November since 2003. 'While temperatures may cool down slightly after the next weekend, no significant precipitation is anticipated in the near future. 'Weather experts said humidity and temperatures are expected to rise across Malta this week before stormy weather returns in December. The Met Office said dry, sunny and settled conditions will last for the next fortnight before low pressure returns.
source: 89.7 Bay radio