Malta registers the warmest temperature in 100 years for December
VALLETTA (ITALPRESS/MNA) – The Meteorological Office in Malta confirmed that last December, the temperatures reached a record high in 100 years. The highest temperature last month was recorded on December 16 at 22.6°C. Locals and tourists headed to the beaches for an unusual swim.
The high temperatures in December were due to very warm air moving from the Sahara Desert towards Malta and Southern Europe, where at least eight more countries broke their national record in temperature for the month of December.
Experts say that countries in the Mediterranean region should expect similar higher temperatures during the winter months due to the changing climate over the central Mediterranean.
Meanwhile, the temperatures in Malta for the first week of January are expected to be higher than usual with a minimum of 12°C and a maximum of 18°C.