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Second thunderstorm of the summer hits Malta

Photo: Gordon PacePhoto: Gordon Pace

A low bank of storm clouds approaching Malta from the west on Monday morning can be seen in the picture (right) taken at Mtaħleb shortly before a thunderstorm hit Malta.

The unseasonal weather had been forecast for the Maltese islands and rain and lightning was reported in several parts of the island on Monday morning.

Other parts of the Mediterranean, notably Sardinia, suffered rain flooding on Sunday.

"The wind veered Northwest and increased rapidly from 16.9 km/h (Force 3) to 67.6 km/h (Force 8). In all, 6.1 mm of rain were measured. This amount seems insignificant, but keep in mind that it fell in a few minutes," Andrea Muscat, an administrator of the Gozo weather page explained. 

Picture: Gordon Pace. Video at Golden Bay, Dom Warne.

Read: Rare June downpour marks the start of summer... and floods roads

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Picture: Gordon Pace.Picture: Gordon Pace.

Cargo restaurant on the Vittoriosa Waterfront was caught unawares by the storm.Cargo restaurant on the Vittoriosa Waterfront was caught unawares by the storm.

 

 

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