• New Year’s weather in Malta to include strong winds, forecasted for last weekend of the year
• No rain expected on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
• New Year’s Day anticipated to be warmer than the average with a maximum temperature of 18 degrees Celsius

As the year draws to a close, a Northwesterly wind is expected to blow throughout Saturday and Sunday, becoming moderate during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, and light to moderate Westerly on the first day of the year.

Although showers are expected on December 30th, skies should be clearing up just in time for New Year’s Eve, becoming fine on the morning of January 1st and mainly sunny for the rest of the day.

Mercury levels will also gradually soar over the last weekend of the year; going from 16°C on December 30th, to a comfortable maximum temperature of 18°C on the first day of 2018, this being 2 degrees above the monthly mean for this time of year.

Those keen on celebrating the turn of the year outdoors should not get too chilly as the lowest temperature forecast for the weekend is 10 degrees. The minimum temperature on January 1st is expected to be even higher, at 13°C.

Meteorological records show that 2015 started on the coldest note yet, when the temperature dropped to a minimum of 2.1°C.