A low pressure system is affecting Cyprus as the island goes under a yellow warning on Wednesday, with temperature maximums reaching 40 inland and winds gaining strength along the southern coast.
Weather officials have issued a yellow warning for Wednesday, going into effect the morning at 11am and lasting through the afternoon at 4pm, citing extreme high inland temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
Morning skies will be mostly clear with weak to moderate winds blowing form the west and southwest while gradually gaining strength in the south where they are expected to reach 5 points on the Beaufort scale.
Pet owners are advised to walk their dogs early in the morning or in the evening, with fresh cool water always handy
Choppy waters are expected both in the daytime and evening hours, while the sea on the southern coast could be rough in the afternoon during periods of strong wind activity.
According to the state’s meteorology department, temperature highs are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius in the interior, around 34 in the north, south, and east, 31 out west, while it will be 28 high up in the mountains.
Pet owners are advised to walk their dogs early in the morning or early in the evening, with fresh cool water always handy. Humans should also familiarize themselves with signs of dehydration and heatstroke as well as other hot summer safety tips.
Evening skies will remain mostly clear with overnight chances of increasing low clouds and possibly thin fog mostly on the western coast. Lows will drop to the low to mid 20’s.
Mostly clear weather is expected to last through Saturday, while periods of increasing afternoon clouds are expected Thursday as well as Friday, when temperatures will drop slightly just for the day before rising again on the weekend.