A warm air mass is affecting areas over Cyprus, with officials issuing a yellow warning for the weekend as temperatures soar to levels well above normal averages for this time of the year.
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A yellow warning due to extreme temperatures was extended overnight from Saturday 10pm through Sunday at 5pm
Weather officials, who said temperatures could reach as high as ten degrees above normal, issued a yellow warning for the weekend due to extreme temperature, with the alert in effect on Saturday from 12:30pm until 5pm and overnight from 10pm through Sunday at 5pm.
Saturday skies will remain mostly clear with the sea calm to relatively calm and winds ranging from weak to moderate throughout the day.
Inland high temperatures are expected to reach 41 degrees Celsius, 34 in the west, around 37 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 31 high up in the mountains.
Evening skies will remain mostly clear with temperature lows dropping to 25 inland, around 27 along the eastern and southeastern shores, 23 out west, and 21 in all other coastal regions as well as in the mountains.
Weather will remain clear and hot over the weekend and early next week, with temperature levels noticeably above normal averages for this time of the year.
According to weather experts, temperature highs in the interior over the next several days could easily reach 41 degrees Celsius (105 Fahrenheit).
Story has been updated with additional weather alert information