A new heat advisory is in place for Cyprus, as parts of the Mediterranean and central Europe continue to experience intensely high summer temperatures, with the island’s interior expected to reach 41 degrees on Monday and levels reaching well above normal averages later in the week.
According to weather officials, a low pressure system and a relatively hot air mass are both affecting areas over Cyprus, bringing a combination of extreme temperature highs, cloud formations, and strong winds.
Monday skies will remain mostly clear throughout the day but scattered clouds over local areas inland and in the mountains are also expected in the afternoon.
A hot air mass moving north from Africa is expected to affect levels later in the week, with temps rising gradually through Thursday to reach well above normal averages
A yellow warning due to extreme high temperatures will remain in effect through the mid-afternoon at 4pm, with inland highs expected to reach 41 degrees Celsius (105 Fahrenheit).
Elsewhere daytime maximums will reach 31 degrees in the west and southwest, 35 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 32 high up in the mountains.
Evening skies will remain mostly clear with temperatures dropping to 23 inland, north and out west, around 24 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 19 higher up.
Low clouds and thin fog in coastal areas are also expected overnight but no chances of rain have been included in the forecast.
Tuesday weather will remain mostly clear without noticeable changes in temperature.
But a hot air mass moving north from Africa is expected to affect levels later in the week, with temperatures starting to rise gradually through Thursday to reach well above normal averages mainly in interior lowlands and mountains.