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Coping with the heatwave

Necessary precautions for extreme weather


The Meteorology Department has issued a new yellow warning for a scorching heatwave expected on Monday.

According to the department's announcement, the temperatures are predicted to soar to around 40 degrees Celsius. This warning will be in effect from 11 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon.

Today's weather will primarily be sunny, but during the afternoon, there could be more clouds, leading to a chance of isolated showers, particularly in the mountainous areas. Winds will mainly be from the southwest to northwest, ranging from gentle to moderate, at approximately 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale. In the southern coastal regions, the winds may become stronger, reaching up to 5 Beaufort. The sea conditions will be slightly rough. The temperature will rise to 40 degrees in the inland areas, around 32 degrees in the western coastal areas, about 34 degrees in other coastal regions, and 31 degrees in the higher mountains.

As evening approaches, the weather will be mostly clear, but during the night, localized increased cloudiness and some fog are anticipated. The winds will gradually shift to become northwest to northeast, and in the northern coastal areas, they will be southeast, with a gentle breeze at 3 Beaufort. The sea will remain mostly calm, with some slight turbulence in the western and northern regions. The temperature will drop to 22 degrees in the inland areas, around 24 degrees along the coasts, and 20 degrees in the higher mountains.

Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to have mainly sunny weather, but there is a possibility of increased cloudiness in the afternoon, which might result in isolated showers, especially in the mountainous regions.

Thursday will see predominantly clear and sunny conditions.

Temperatures on Tuesday and Wednesday will remain at similar levels, slightly above the average. On Thursday, a slight increase in temperature is expected.

As the heat wave approaches, it is crucial to take necessary precautions to stay safe and cool. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, avoid outdoor activities during the peak heat hours, and if you must be outside, wear light and loose-fitting clothing to protect yourself from the scorching sun. Check on vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and young children, to ensure they are also staying cool and hydrated. Let's all work together to beat the heat and stay safe during this extreme weather event.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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