An intense low pressure system moving eastwards across the central Mediterranean is expected to produce Gale Force winds across the Maltese Islands tomorrow Sunday.For the Maltese Islands, this means strong Force 7 winds from around 3pm increasing to Force 8 to 9 (gusting Force 9 to 11) from 6pm from a northwesterly to northnorthwesterly direction with phenomenally-high seas of at least 6 to 7 metres from a northwesterly direction late tomorrow Sunday (these are the maximum significant wave heights expected). Swell heights of at least 3 metres are also expected at times.Isolated rain showers that may be gusty at times are also possible tomorrow Sunday. However, the weather will improve on Monday with partly cloudy skies and moderate winds but it’s then back to strong winds and rain on Tuesday!
Temperatures will feel cold because of the strong winds (this is called the wind chill effect) and the real-feel temperature will go down to 4°C late tomorrow evening.
Worst effected will be locations and hilltops exposed to northwesterly winds, including Marsalforn and Dwejra in Gozo, and along the northwestern coast of Malta including Ċirkewwa, Paradise Bay, Golden Bay, Għajn Tuffieħa Bay and Ġnejna Bay. The Gozo Channel ferry services is NOT expected to be disrupted.
MaltaWeatherSite provides detailed weather forecasts including a detailed 7-day marine weather forecast, a live weather webcam and a hazardous weather outlook for the next 7 days on www.maltaweathersite.com.
And a big thanks to Martin Galea de Giovanni for the pic.