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Island under severe thunderstorm warning

Orange alert goes into effect with heavy thunderstorms, very strong winds, possible hail


A new orange weather alert was issued for Tuesday afternoon, with heavy thunderstorms and strong winds expected in many areas.

According to the Meteorology Department, heavy thunderstorms are likely on Tuesday afternoon with chances of hailstorms over the mountains and inland, but also including areas in the eastern and southeastern parts.

Winds are expected to be very strong in the south while increasing clouds are expected to bring local showers and isolated thunderstorms inland, over the mountains, and possibly along the eastern coast.

Over the weekend, when orange alerts were also issued, several parked cars were damaged in Strovolos, Nicosia, after they were overturned due to very strong winds during heavy storms, while many areas throughout the island were flooded including Nicosia, Limassol, and parts in the north.

Orange alert from 12 noon until 6pm

Officials on Tuesday morning issued an orange weather alert effective from 12 noon through 6pm.

Maximum highs will range in the mid-30’s while thunderstorms are likely to continue on Wednesday, when a hailstorm watch is also expected to remain in effect.

Weather by mid-week through the end of the week is expected to be mostly clear in the early parts of the day, while increasing clouds at noon and afternoon will probably bring local showers and possibly thunderstorms over the mountains and even possibly over inland areas.

Temperature is expected to rise slightly over the next few days to remain close to the normal averages for this time of the year.

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