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28 September, 2022
 
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Cyprus goes into sub-freezing levels

Coldest day of winter as temperatures take big dip, snow expected in hilly areas near lowlands

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A cold front with wind activity is affecting Cyprus this week, with Wednesday night expected to be the coldest yet this winter.

Wednesday skies will be partly cloudy and at times cloudy with local light showers and strong winds in parts of the island as well as snowfall in the Troodos Mountains but also elevated terrain near lowland areas.

Police early morning issued warnings for motorists, saying anti-skid chains or four-wheel drive systems were required due to snow on roads leading to Troodos from Karvounas, Prodromos, and Platres, while similar rules applied to secondary roads in the wider area due to sleet.

Anti-skid chains or four-wheel drive systems are required due to snow on roads leading to Troodos while similar rules apply to secondary roads in the wider area due to sleet

Daytime temperatures highs will reach 9 degrees Celsius inland, around 11 in coastal areas, while it will be two below zero (-2) high up in the mountains where general frost conditions remain.

Evening skies will be partly cloudy with light showers initially in the north and later in other areas. Light snow will continue through the night in the mountains and foothill areas where frost will form overnight, with minimums dropping to zero degrees (0) inland, around 4 in coastal areas, while it will be eight below zero (-8) higher up.

Thursday temperatures are expected to rise slightly but noticeably still below normal averages for this time of the year, while Friday levels will increase further.

The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge showed 9.5 inches as recorded Wednesday morning at 5am.

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