Malta has been seeing stormy weather over the past few days, with flooded roads and some areas having more than five hours of continuous rain.
And it looks like it could be getting worse, as a rare and intense Mediterranean hurricane currently looming over the Mediterranean may be making its way to Malta later this week.
A severe storm developed and hit both Sicily and Tunisia, which are currently seeing strong winds and floods.
Especially Sicily is feeling the consequences, as whole streets have been flooded and high waters have even been seen lifting the terrace tables away. The floods even shook a 67-year-old man who was later found dead.
This type of Mediterranean cyclone, also known as a ‘medicane’, is peculiar to the Mediterranean Sea – but they are rare.
Italy is looking at what could be the first category 1 hurricane ever to hit the country, with a wind speed of more than 120km / h.
Malta will experience heavy rain between Wednesday and Thursday, and will certainly remain in bad weather, said the Malta Met Office. However, they are not waiting for a red code alert to be issued.
But if the weather gods are against us this weekend, medicine could actually hit the Maltese islands.
We will have to wait to find out, as medicines are known for their unpredictable behavior. Stay tuned for weather updates as medicine advances.
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