A cold front will remain in Cyprus until midweek, as strong winds and chances of local showers and thunderstorms continue to dominate the forecast along with low temperatures and snow in the mountains.
Monday skies will be mostly clear but increasing clouds over local areas will bring light rain in parts of the island, while initial winds could become strong along the coast and in the mountains.
Temperature highs will reach 10 degrees Celsius inland, 12 along the coast, while it will be zero (0) high up in the mountains where frost conditions remain.
Reports over the weekend said traffic was affected in Nicosia after a tree was downed by heavy winds, while a small vehicle in motion rolled over due to wind gusts in Limassol
Evening weather will be mostly clear but late night skies will become gradually cloudy, with showers and isolated thunderstorms appearing in the western region and later across the island with winds becoming very powerful in some areas.
Reports over the weekend said traffic was affected in Nicosia after a tree was downed by heavy winds, while a small vehicle in motion rolled over due to wind gusts in Limassol. The driver was said not to have been injured but was taken to hospital as a precaution.
Car-flipping winds are also expected late into the night Monday in parts affected by heavy winds and showers mainly in the west.
Temperature lows will drop to one (1) degree Celsius inland, 6 on the west coast, 4 in all other coastal regions, while it will be seven below zero (-7) higher up. Frost conditions will form overnight in the mountains as well as parts of the interior.
Cloudy skies and heavy showers are also expected Tuesday when temperature levels will rise but remain below normal averages. Temperatures will fall back down on Wednesday and rise up on Thursday where levels once again will be below normal averages for this time of the year.
Snowfall is expected throughout the week high up in the mountains. The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge showed 16.5 inches as recorded Monday morning at 5am.
Cold front affecting Cyprus until midweek, late night powerful winds likely, rain chances in parts of the island