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18 July, 2024
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Clouds bring isolated rain

Local thunderstorms in the West and North


In a comprehensive weather forecast, the Meteorological Service anticipates an evolving weather pattern that will affect regions in the west and northeast, with the potential for isolated rain or thunderstorms. The day is set to commence with mainly clear skies, but as the hours progress, there will be a noticeable increase in cloud cover, particularly in the western and northeastern parts of the area. This influx of clouds is expected to give rise to isolated instances of rain or thunderstorms.

As the day unfolds, the weather will gradually transition to a partly cloudy state, and locally, the skies will become predominantly cloudy. In these cloudier areas, residents can expect to experience isolated showers and thunderstorms. The impact of these weather phenomena will be more pronounced in the mountainous regions and the eastern half of the island.

Winds will play a significant role in shaping the day's weather. Initially, they will blow from the southwest to the northwest and will be characterized as light to moderate, with a range of 3 to 4 Beaufort. However, as the day progresses, the wind's intensity is expected to increase, reaching a moderate level of 4 Beaufort. In offshore areas, especially in the west and north, winds may occasionally strengthen to a brisk 5 Beaufort.

For temperature enthusiasts, here's the scoop: The mercury is projected to rise to approximately 29 degrees Fahrenheit inland, providing a warm day ahead. Coastal areas will experience slightly milder conditions, with temperatures hovering around 28 degrees. In the elevated mountainous regions, a cooler climate will prevail, with temperatures averaging around 18 degrees.

As the day comes to a close, the night ushers in a new set of weather conditions. Local showers and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated, primarily in the west and north. The winds will maintain their southwest to northwest trajectory, with a predominantly light to moderate breeze at 3 to 4 Beaufort. In some southwestern regions, the winds may occasionally intensify to a strong 4 to 5 Beaufort.

Sea conditions will reflect these changes, with the sea becoming progressively rougher as the day turns into evening. The rise in wind intensity will be mirrored by choppier waters, making for a potentially turbulent maritime experience.

Temperatures during the night will follow a downward trend, dropping to approximately 17 degrees inland, around 20 degrees on the west coast, and approximately 18 degrees on the rest of the coast. In the higher mountains, the night air will be cooler, with temperatures settling around 10 degrees.

The weather outlook for the upcoming days suggests a mixture of cloud cover and the possibility of isolated showers or thunderstorms. While Thursday is predicted to be partly cloudy with intermittent rain or thunderstorms, Friday and Saturday may commence with clear skies but could see the return of partly cloudy conditions, particularly in mountainous regions and the eastern half of the island.

Over the next three days, temperatures are not expected to undergo any significant changes, remaining close to the average climatic values for the region. Residents and visitors are advised to stay informed about these evolving weather conditions for a more comfortable and enjoyable experience.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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