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Cyprus issues rare heat warning in fall month

Another inland scorcher with strong winds south, clouds and rain to follow as temps drop early next week


A heat warning went into effect Sunday late morning for Cyprus’ inland areas, with maximum temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius and levels dropping back down as rain clouds move in early next week.

A low pressure system and possibly thin dust in the air are affecting the area over Cyprus on Sunday, when skies will be mostly clear with strong winds along the southern coast.

Weather officials have issued a yellow warning for Sunday daytime hours between 11am and 4pm, citing high temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius inland. Maximum highs elsewhere will reach 24 in the north, 32 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 29 high up in the mountains.

Evening skies will be mostly clear with temperature lows dropping to 21 degrees inland and around the coast, while it will be 18 higher up.

Monday weather will be partly cloudy at times with strong winds in coastal areas as temperature highs inland remain slightly above mid-30’s.

Cloud formations will persist locally on Tuesday, when temperature levels will begin to drop, along with low to moderate chances of rain mainly in the mountains.

Wednesday and Thursday skies will be partly cloudy with high chances of showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms mainly in the mountains and parts of the interior.

Temperature levels by midweek will be close to the normal averages for this time of the year.

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