Due to a strong wave of bad weather, a Malta members of the Department of the Armed Forces and Civil Protection carried out rescue operations, including an elderly man who was blocked by heavy floods in Burmarrad.
Malta recorded heavy rain and lightning today: the meteorological office issued an orange weather alert for thunderstorms.
Damage and flooding reported in various locations including Msida, Burmarrad, Rabat, Marsa.
Winds are currently quite strong to strong from the south-east, light to moderate from the west. Precipitation is expected throughout the day, except for a brief interruption in the early afternoon. Bad weather is also expected for the rest of the weekend.
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