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Table 5 Direct surface temperature measurements, pre- and post-sheltering at Ħaġar Qim; south-facing megaliths

From: Sheltering archaeological sites in Malta: lessons learnt

  Surface temperature No shelter (°C) With shelter (°C) Δ (°C)
August Max 39.1 34.7 − 4.4 
  Min 19.6 21.3  1.7 
  Average 26.0  26.6  0.6 
January Max 26.1  18.4  − 7.7 
  Min 2.8  3.2  0.4 
  Average 10.6  12.8  2.2 
  1. After Becherini et al. [8]