Friday's carnival activities have been cancelled due to the wet weather, the organisers said.

The carnival floats will make their way from Marsa to Valletta under a specially installed protective tent erected close to the Addolorata cemetery on Saturday morning instead.

The carnival floats sheltered under a tent.The carnival floats sheltered under a tent.

Carnival organisers, Festivals Malta along with participants moved the floats under the shelter of this tent to protect them from the wind and rain so they can still be fully enjoyed by the public from Saturday evening onwards.

Festivals Malta is currently in discussions with the police and Transport Malta to best organise the transportation of floats once the weather clears up on Saturday. This is currently projected to begin around 11am.

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Festivals Malta appealed to the public to make use of public transport as much as possible to avoid using Marsa roads leading to Valletta and alleviate excessive traffic congestion.

Affected Marsa roads include the industrial area near One stations, Aldo Moro Street (towards Santa Luċija), Marsa Cross Road, Patri Feliċjan Bilocca Street, Fishermen Street, the Menqa project area, and Spencer Hill (where Lohombus Bank was located). National Road in Blata l-Bajda (towards Porte des Bombes) and St. Anne Street, Floriana will also be affected.

Tickets purchased for the Friday show can be used for both the Saturday show, which starts at 5pm, or the Monday show, which starts at 3.30pm.

The organisers say the celebrations will start on Saturday.The organisers say the celebrations will start on Saturday.