A new orange alert was issued Sunday evening for Cyprus as extreme low temperatures are set to sweep across the island overnight with frosty conditions reaching the lowlands.
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According to weather officials, minimum temperature lows on Sunday night and Monday early morning were expected to drop down to minus ten (-10) degrees high up in the mountains.
Officials are warning the public to be prepared for health risks associated with low temperatures, such as vulnerable groups including the elderly and people who are homeless
An orange-level warning was issued effective Sunday night at 11pm through Monday morning at 8am, after a similar yellow warning expired earlier.
Officials are calling on the public and local authorities to be prepared for health risks associated with low temperatures, such as vulnerable groups including the elderly and people who are homeless.
Temperature lows are expected to fall down to zero (0) degrees Celsius around the capital and parts of the interior, around 3 in the east, 1 in all other coastal regions, while it will be minus nine (-10) high up in the mountains.
Frost will form overnight in the mountains and foothill areas, while it is also expected to gradually cover lowland areas including many communities on the leeward side.
Monday skies will be partly cloudy with occasional cloud covers throughout the day, while it will be chilly and mostly clear in the evening but also with increasing clouds over local areas.
Temperature highs will reach low to mid teens in the interior and on the coast, while it will be just above zero in the mountains where frost conditions will persist throughout the day.
The last snow measurement at Troodos Square was 26 inches, as recorded at 4pm on Sunday.