March 7, 2012
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02 March 2012
It was wetter and colder in February, less windy and the sun shone brighter during the month, if you did not know. And for the hardy, the sea was less cold.
A total of 132.6 mm of rain fell in February at Malta Airport, and that is more than twice the climate norm of 61.3mm for this month, the Met Office said. The rainiest day was the 21st of the month, with 24.2mm. The highest rainfall amount for February since 1947 was 187.9mm in 1965.
February was also colder than the climate norm. The mean temperature for February was 10.2oC, which is 2.2oC lower than the norm of 12.4oC. This was the third coldest February since 1923.