HEAVY THUNDERY RAIN SHOWERS – 3rd/4th December 2008

A deep low pressure system (central sea-level pressure 994hPa – see animated satellite image to the left) formed just to the south of Malta and passed over the Maltese Islands during the night Wednesday/Thursday with heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms with gusty winds. Highest rainfall was 78.2mm at Bahrija, while the highest gust was an 85.3km/h at Mellieha. No damage or injuries were reported.