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19 October, 2021
 
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Cold spell from west sweeps across Cyprus

Flood watch in effect as deep cold and heavy rain aim for both mountains and plains, Troodos down to -5

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A yellow warning continued on Tuesday in Cyprus, as chances of heavy rain during a cold spell prompted officials to issue flood watches through the early afternoon.

A low pressure system from the west is affecting the area over Cyprus, bringing cold weather and high chances of showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Officials on Monday had issued a yellow alert through Tuesday afternoon at 2pm, warning that precipitation in the following 24 hour period could exceed 55 millimeters.

Tuesday skies will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain and isolated storms, while snow is expected high up in the mountains. Weather officials have also warned about winds gaining strength during storms, reaching possibly 6 points on the Beaufort scale. 

Temperature highs will reach 13 degrees Celsius inland, around 14 along the coast, while it will be 4 degrees high up in the mountains.

Evening skies will remain mostly cloudy with occasional cloud formations on and off, while showers and isolated thunderstorms are also expected.

Lows will drop down to 2 degrees inland, around 5 in coastal regions, while it will be five below zero (-5) high up in the mountains where frost is also expected to form overnight.

Similar conditions and cold weather are expected Wednesday, with Thursday temperatures starting to go up gradually but still remaining below normal averages by Friday. 

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