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Cyprus under air turbulence watch

Unsettled winds and stormy showers to batter island in sudden gust front


A fluctuation in air pressure is affecting the area over Cyprus on Wednesday, with scattered clouds and showers expected to pop up along with strong winds and isolated thunderstorms.

Reports said low air pressure was expected to be followed by a high pressure system on Wednesday, causing some unpredictable weather patterns over local areas. 

Weather officials issued a yellow warning for Wednesday late morning through the afternoon at 4pm, citing chances of “isolated heavy thunderstorms” with precipitation rates exceeding 35 millimetres per hour.

Wednesday skies remain cloudy on and off with chances of local showers and isolated thunderstorms, while strong winds blowing from the south and southwest are expected to reach 6 to 7 points on the Beaufort Scale.

Low air pressure is expected to be followed by a high pressure system, causing some unpredictable weather patterns over local areas

Temperature highs will reach 19 degrees Celsius inland, in the south and east, 18 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 6 degrees high up in the mountains.

Evening skies will remain cloudy at times with increasing scattered clouds and chances of rain. South-westerly and westerly winds are expected to range between light and moderate overall, but strong to very strong along coastal areas.

Temperature lows will drop to 9 degrees inland, 13 along the coast, while it will be 2 degrees high up in the mountains where frost is expected to form overnight.

Snow is expected high up on Troodos Mountains on Wednesday as well as Thursday, when cloudy skies and chances of rain will continue.

Overall temperatures are expected to rise slightly through the end of the workweek, with levels reaching just above normal averages for this time of the year, while cloudy skies are expected to stick around Friday and Saturday.

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