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14 July, 2020
 
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Cops warn drivers of stormy weekend

Drivers reminded to slow down and keep safe distances in rainy weather throughout weekend

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Poor weather conditions are set to continue throughout the weekend with police reminding drivers to slow down and keep a safe distance on the road.

Low barometric pressure is affecting the area over Cyprus and it is expected to hold steady with rain and thunderstorms in the forecast throughout the weekend.

Friday skies will remain mostly cloudy with chances of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Police are warning drivers to be careful over the weekend and avoid speeding through puddles of water to avoid hydroplaning or causing an accident

Officials warn that while regular rain patterns are expected in many areas, some parts of the island will experience severe thunderstorms and possibly hailstorms. Snowfall is also expected in the evening over the mountains.

Minimum low temperatures will drop down 10 degrees inland, about 12 degrees along the coastline all around the island, while it will be 3 degrees in the highest elevations where frost is expected to form overnight.

Saturday highs will reach 16 degrees inland and all around the coast while it will be 7 degrees up on the mountains.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue Saturday and Sunday, with mostly cloudy skies in the forecast turning into partly cloudy on Monday and Tuesday, when a slight rise in temperature is expected but also chances of rain and thunderstorms.

Police are warning drivers to be careful over the weekend and avoid speeding through puddles of water to avoid hydroplaning or causing an accident.

Drivers are also reminded to turn on the head lights while driving in the rain and keep safe breaking distance, keeping mind that larger vehicles including SUV’s require more space to come to a complete stop.

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