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Cyprus gets a break after severe weather

Low rain chances as high pressure returns, antiskid chains on mountain roads, temps on the up ahead


A high pressure system is affecting Cyprus on Thursday, a day after severe warnings ended, with low chances of rain as weather improves but some mountain roads remain accessible only to properly equipped vehicles.

Poor weather took a break on Thursday after powerful winds, showers, and thunderstorms in the last two days caused flooding, power outages, and traffic jams. In two cases in Famagusta district, fire fighters mounted operations to rescue a woman from a vehicle trapped in water while a fallen tree was removed from another car.

Mountain road conditions

Police said due to frosty conditions on the Troodos Mountain Range, only vehicles equipped with antiskid chains or all-wheel drive systems may access roads between Prodromos-Troodos, Karvouna-Troodos, and Platres Troodos.

But Thursday was a different story, with the sun peeking through partly cloudy skies with low chances of rain in the early morning. Temperature highs will reach 19 degrees Celsius inland, in the south and west, around 18 in the north and west, while it will be 6 high up in the mountains.

Evening skies will be mostly clear but scattered cloud formations will stick around. Temperature lows will drop to 7 degrees inland, around 10 in coastal regions, while it will be 3 degrees higher up where frost is expected to form overnight.

Weekend temperatures are expected to reach or slightly exceed normal averages for this time of the year. 

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