No rain forecast for New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day
The last few days of the year will be dry and sunny, according to Malta International Airport’s Meteorological Office.
Today is expected to be mostly sunny, with temperatures reaching 16°C and falling to a rather chilly 7°C. Throughout the weekend, a light to moderate wind is expected to blow, starting from a northwest direction today and becoming west-northwest on Sunday.
Winds are expected to become gradually stronger as the year draws to a close, with the moderate north-northwest wind blowing on New Year’s Eve becoming a strong north-northeast wind on New Year’s Day.
While the Meteorological Office is forecasting a sunnier and drier than average New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, temperatures are expected to fall from a maximum temperature of 17°C to a minimum of 7°C.
31 December 2014 remains unbeaten as the coldest New Year’s Eve on record, with temperatures having plummeted to 2.1°C, accompanied by some snow.