Malta, the Island of Sun, but pray it never rains!

13 January 2020

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Malta, the Island of Sun, but pray it never rains!

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Malta always has a good reputation in international rankings as a nation with over three hundreds day of sun!

Anyway, a Shinobi can not trust a piece of information without verifying personally the situation.

In this situation depicted on the cover image, there is a car where it is trying to cross away from an urban river in the flood.

How does it possible it was happening?

Flooding arrives in Malta generally in autumn or winter season.

Rainings are temporary phenomena, and they last two or three months per year, but when they arrive you can become immediately aware.

Why does Malta get flooded when it rains?

From an urbanistic point of view, in the sense of how houses and roads were built, the Maltese archipelago doesn’t have a public sewer system for draining wastewater.

At least it is not so efficient and available everywhere.

Road drains are the small hole of half a meter of height without pipelines for water, so the water flow can cover everything in just some hours of rain!

  • Malta, the Island of Sun, but pray it never rains!
  • Malta, the Island of Sun, but pray it never rains!
  • Malta, the Island of Sun, but pray it never rains!

It can be very a problem arriving at your workplace in case of weather changes.

Live on an island could be a bit difficult, mostly because roads were built for cars, they are very shorts and narrow, and there are few points to drain water.

Maltese never wonder about the issue, because they are aware to live in a rocky land, and until the last century they used to moving using donkey carts.

So the limited space caused serious problems of viability during rain falling.

What does it mean to be in the middle of flooding in Malta?

Here I was in Gzira, the district close to Sliema, while I was going to the bus stop using the Malta Public Transport.

Keep in mind the first time you will visit Malta to buy an umbrella or a little kayak to cross urban rivers 😀 😛

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