June 2014 slightly cooler than average

June 2014 was slightly cooler than average with the mean monthly temperature of 23.6°C being 0.6°C below average.

The average maximum monthly temperature of 28.0°C was 0.4°C below average while the average minimum monthly temperature of 19.2°C was 1.1°C below average.

The coldest June ever was in 1992 and 2013 with a mean monthly temperature of 22.8°C while the hottest ever was in 2003 with a mean monthly temperature of 26.5°C.

The hottest day in June 2014 was on the 6th with a high of 31.6°C. The coldest night in June 2014 was on the 1st with a low of 15.9°C. The warmest June day ever was on 25th June 2007 with a high of 40.1°C while the coldest ever was on 6th June 2013 with a low of 14.7°C.

June 2014 was also drier than average with only around half the expected amount of rainfall. In fact, only 2.6mm of rainfall was measured compared to the average of 4.9mm. However, there were 4 days of rain and 2 days with lightning/thunder compared to the average of 1 day and 1 day respectively. The wettest June ever was in 2007 with 79.4mm.

The wind blew mainly from the westnorthwest with an average wind speed at Zebbug Malta of 10.5km/h. The strongest gust at Zebbug Malta was of 64.8km/h on the 2nd from an easterly direction as an African low pressure system moved northeastwards across the central Mediterranean.

The mean monthly sea-level pressure was 1014.9hPa, with the highest of 1022.9hPa on the 23rd and the lowest of 1005.8hPa on the 3rd as African low pressure system moved across the Maltese Islands.