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Mediterranean tempest hits Malta - Images by Kurt Arrigo

by Kurt Arrigo 5 Mar 14:32 NZDT 5 March 2019
70kt storm hits Ricasoli Breakwater Lighthouse in Valletta, Malta. February 24, 2019 © Kurt Arrigo

A storm gusting to 70kts hit Malta on February 24, 2019 with massive waves pummeling the Ricasoli Breakwater Lighthouse in Valletta.

Top international photographer Kurt Arrigo was on hand to capture the power of the tempest.

To see a spectacular gallery of his fine work click here

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