NEW YEAR’S WEEKEND WEATHER WATCH

• Strong winds forecast for the first day of 2019
• No rain expected on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day
• New Year’s Eve anticipated to be drier and warmer than the average with temperatures reaching 17°C

While many people all around the world are gearing up to ring in the new year in the snow and the bitter cold, revellers flocking to Malta to participate in local New Year’s Eve celebrations will be happy to hear that the last few days of the year will be dry and sunny.

Today, Saturday, and tomorrow, Sunday, are expected to be mostly sunny, with temperatures reaching 16°C and dropping 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 get 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 drop from a maximum temperature of 17°C to a minimum of 7°C.

The 31st of December in 2014 remains unbeaten as the coldest New Year’s Eve on record, with temperatures plummeting to 2.1°C and snow pellets raining on our parade.

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