A yellow warning has been issued for Friday due to high temperatures in the interior of the island expected to reach 40 degrees, while afternoon rain is expected in the mountains.
Weather officials say a warm air front continues to affect Cyprus, with a heat advisory going into effect Friday from 11am until 4pm, citing “extreme high temperature” expected to rise to around 40° degrees Celsius inland.
Friday skies will be mostly clear throughout the day while increasing clouds will appear on and off in the afternoon over local areas with a chance of showers and possibly isolated storms, mainly in the mountains.
Weekend weather will be mostly clear in the early parts of the day with low chances of afternoon showers and a gradual drop starting Sunday and Monday
Afternoon winds are expected to be very strong in the south, while humidity levels are rising in many parts especially on the west coast.
Maximum highs are expected to reach 40° degrees Celsius inland, around 31 on the west coast, around 35 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 30 up in the mountains.
Evening weather is expected to be mostly clear with chances of low clouds and light fog forming in the early morning hours. Minimum lows will be 24 degrees in the interior, in the south and along the eastern coast, 21 in the north and out west, while it will be 18 up in the mountains.
Weekend weather will be mostly clear in the early parts of the day with increasing clouds in the afternoon, with low chances of showers and isolated thunderstorms over local areas mainly in the mountains.
A similar weather pattern is expected for Monday with temperatures just slightly above normal averages for this time of the year, while a slight gradual drop could take place on Sunday and Monday.