An orange weather alert has been issued Wednesday for Cyprus, with inland maximum highs reaching 42 degrees Celsius and temperatures expected to climb further in the coming days.
A warm air mass is affecting the area over Cyprus, with Wednesday skies mostly clear and variable winds from weak to moderate throughout the day.
Officials issued an orange warning for Wednesday afternoon from 1pm until 5pm, due to extreme high temperatures reaching 42 degrees Celsius or 107 Fahrenheit in parts of the interior.
Thursday skies will remain mostly clear with inland highs reaching extreme levels, noticeably above normal averages for this time of the year
An orange alert warns people in vulnerable groups that high temperatures could lead to heat illnesses, including heat stroke. The advisory further instructs members of the public to follow the news for any advice from authorities while the warning remains in effect.
Temperature highs elsewhere will reach 35 degrees in the south and east, around 33 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 34 high up in the mountains.
Evening weather will remain mostly clear with temperature lows registering 23 degrees inland as well as in the north and out west, around 24 in the south and east, while it will be 22 high up in the mountains.
Thursday skies will remain mostly clear with inland temperature highs reaching extreme levels, noticeably above normal averages for this time of the year.
Friday skies will remain mostly clear while some cloud formations are expected over the weekend mainly in the mountains.