November is usually a wet month in Malta, but the recent lack of rainfall is causing concern. A satellite image shared by local weather page It-Temp Madwarna clearly shows the impact of this dry period on the island’s landscape. Areas that should be green are now barren, highlighting the severity of the situation.
Typically, November sees a moderate amount of rainfall in Malta. However, recent weather patterns have resulted in significantly lower levels of precipitation. This has led to higher temperatures and has had a negative impact on local agriculture.
To put things into perspective, between September and November last year, Malta experienced 229.6 mm of rainfall. This year, however, only 23.2 mm of rain has been recorded up until November 15th, marking a significant difference.
The lack of rainfall has raised concerns among the population about when the next rain showers will arrive. The dry conditions pose a threat to various sectors, including agriculture and the local ecosystem.
Efforts to conserve water and find alternative water sources may be necessary to mitigate the effects of this prolonged dry period. Water scarcity can have far-reaching consequences, affecting not only crops and wildlife but also the overall well-being of the population.
Authorities and residents are now eagerly awaiting the arrival of much-needed rain to replenish water reserves and alleviate the effects of this drought.