New heat warnings have been issued for Cyprus due to excessive overnight temperatures as well as daytime highs climbing back up to 40 degrees on Thursday.
A yellow warning went into effect on Wednesday night at 10pm until Thursday morning at 6am, with officials saying temperature lows overnight were not expected to drop below 26 degrees Celsius in the interior as well as eastern and northern coastal areas.
A low pressure system is affecting the area over Cyprus with Wednesday night skies remaining mostly clear and temperature lows dropping to 26 in all areas except in the west where it will be 23, and high up in the mountains where it will be 19.
Thursday morning skies will be mostly clear with another yellow warning effective from 11am through 5pm, due to extremely high temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius inland, 34 in the south, east, and north, 31 out west, while it will be 30 higher up.
Clear weather is expected in the following days as temperatures will continue to climb gradually through the weekend when levels will be above normal averages for this time of the year.
Yellow warning starts Wednesday night as temperatures tighten hold on island, daytime highs on Thursday will reach 40C/104F inland