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14 April, 2021
 
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Cyprus remains under flood watch

Yellow warning issued for Wednesday due to chances of heavy showers and powerful thunderstorms

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A low pressure system continues to affect the area over Cyprus, with heavy showers and powerful thunderstorms expected Wednesday in the late morning and early afternoon.

Weather officials have issued a yellow warning for Wednesday, effective from 10am through 4pm, saying isolated powerful thunderstorms were expected to pass through parts of the island with precipitation likely exceeding 35 millimeters per hour.

A similar warning was issued a day earlier, with local media reporting on reduced traction along the Nicosia-Larnaca highway due to surface water

A similar yellow warning had been issued a day earlier, with local media on Tuesday reporting on risks of reduced traction along the Nicosia-Larnaca highway, near district boundaries, due to rain water accumulating on the road surface.

Wednesday skies will be mostly cloudy with periods of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Winds will be moderate while snow is expected high up in the mountains.

Temperature highs will reach 18 degrees Celsius inland and in coastal regions, while it will be around 6 high up in the mountains. Evening lows will drop down to 4 degrees in the interior, 7 along the coast, while it will be two below zero (-2) where frost is expected to form overnight.

Thursday weather is expected overall to be clear despite rain chances along the eastern corridor early in the morning. Temperatures will rise slightly with Friday and Saturday skies also mostly clear but with increasing clouds hanging over parts of the island.

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