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18 January, 2022
 
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Cloudy skies with low chances of rain

No big fluctuations in temperature, dust levels could rise mid-week

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A low pressure system is moving back into the area over Cyprus, with mixed weather at the start of the week and possibly elevated dust levels on Wednesday.

Low chances of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the early part of the day were expected to be interchanged with periods of sunshine, while overall Monday skies will be mostly clear until later in the evening. Light rain is expected out west and in the north during late hours while snow or sleet may also fall in the mountains overnight.

Weak to moderate winds from the northwest and northeast were expected to pick up later in the afternoon, with westerly to northwesterly strong winds expected mainly in the southwest.

A slight temperature drop on Wednesday won’t affect the overall feel-factor, which will remain very close to the normal averages

Maximum high temperatures will reach 17° Celsius inland and throughout all coastal regions, while it will be 6 degrees up in the highest elevations.

Minimum lows will drop down to 5° Celsius inland, around 10 on the west coast, 8 in all other coastal regions, while it will be zero degrees (0) at the highest elevations. Overnight frost is expected to form locally in the mountains.

Tuesday skies will be partly cloudy and at times cloudy, while morning weather is expected to be mostly clear inland as well as near eastern shores. Rain or drizzle is also expected in local areas, with temperatures rising slightly, mainly inland and in the mountains, to remain just above normal averages for this time of year.

Wednesday skies will be partly cloudy and at times cloudy, with local showers and isolated thunderstorms. Sleet is expected on the highest peaks while dust levels are also expected to rise. 

A slight temperature drop won’t affect the overall feel-factor which is expected to be very close to the normal averages for this time of the year.

Thursday skies will be partly cloudy and at times cloudy, with local showers and isolated thunderstorms. Transient snow is expected in the mountains while no change in temperature will be noticeable.

The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 21 inches, as recorded at 5am Monday morning.

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