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Cyprus under hailstorm watch

Weather officials issued a yellow warning on Wednesday due to heavy rain with chances of hail


Cyprus is under a thunderstorm warning all day Wednesday, with hail expected during heavy rain and low barometric pressure affecting the area through late Thursday.

Weather officials issued a yellow warning valid from 6am through 10pm on Wednesday, citing accumulated precipitation may exceed 35 millimeters per hour.

Wednesday skies will be mostly cloudy with showers in many local areas, isolated thunderstorms, and snow expected to fall at the higher elevations.

Hail is also expected to fall during local patches of severe weather and heavy rain, mainly at noon and afterwards. Winds will range from moderate to strong.

Hail is expected to fall during local patches of severe weather and heavy rain, mainly at noon and afterwards

Maximum high temperatures will reach 15° Celsius inland, around 16 in the coastal regions, while it will be 6° degrees up in the highest elevations.

Minimum lows will drop down to 6° Celsius inland, around 11° in the north and west, around 10 in the east and south, while it will be 2° degree up in the highest elevations where frost is expected to form.

Mixed weather is expected on Thursday, with cloudy skies and local showers throughout the day. Isolated thunderstorms and strong winds are also expected at times during the evening.

Temperatures are expected to rise slightly and above the normal averages for this time of the year, while sleet is also expected to fall in Troodos.

No changes in temperature are expected for Friday while more periods of clear weather will be noticeable. However, officials say chances of isolated thunderstorms will continue.

Mixed weather is also expected on Saturday, with mostly clear skies interjected by scattered clouds and chances of local rain. Some snow accumulation is also expected in the higher elevations during the day, while showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected in the evening, where some localities will be covered in snow overnight.

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