A yellow warning has been issued for Saturday afternoon, with weather officials saying temperatures inland are expected to reach 40 degrees while also predicting rain on Sunday.
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As a low pressure system is still affecting areas over Cyprus, Saturday skies are expected to be mostly clear while increasing afternoon clouds could appear over the mountains.
Weather officials also issued a yellow alert from 12 noon until 5pm, citing “extreme high temperature warning” with temperatures expected to reach 40° Celsius inland.
Low humidity around capital
However, humidity is relatively low around the capital, while levels are expected to rise in the east and out west, raising the “feel factor” to hotter than actual temperatures. A yellow alert usually means “be aware” as people in affected areas are urged to factor hot weather in and make their plans more carefully.
Maximum highs are expected to reach 40 inland, 34 in the south and eastern shores, around 32 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 30 in the mountains.
Evening weather is expected to remain mostly clear, with thin fog and low clouds possibly forming over local areas in the early morning hours. Minimum lows will drop to 21 degrees inland, around 20 on the west coast, 23 in all other coastal regions, while it will be around 18 in the mountains.
There are chances of rain on Sunday in the early afternoon, with weather officials saying while mostly clear weather is expected Sunday through Tuesday, increasing afternoon clouds will also appear primarily over the mountains.
Temperatures will remain just slightly above normal averages for this time of the year.