Weather officials have issued a yellow warning for Thursday due to intense rainfall, as a cold front is on the move over Crete towards the wider area around Cyprus.
A yellow alert was issued early Thursday morning effective through Friday 6pm, with rain and isolated thunderstorms expected at times, especially in the morning and late afternoon.
Greek storm Hioney, with gale force winds up to 10 points on the Beaufort scale, is expected to die out by the late afternoon. The systems are not expected to overlap.
Greek storm Hioney with gale force winds is expected to die out by the late afternoon, while the two weather systems are not expected to overlap
Thursday skies will be mostly cloudy with intense showers in the morning and late afternoon. Total rain accumulation, measured locally, is likely to exceed 55 milimeters with the 24-hour period, according to the rainfall warning.
Strong winds and isolated thunderstorms are expected throughout the day, including chances of hailstorms in the evening hours or during heavy showers. Hail is most likely at higher eleveations.
Maximum high temperatures will reach 15° Celsius inland as well as on the southern and eastern coasts, around 14 out west and up north, while it will be 3 degrees up in the highest elevations where frost is expected to form.
Minimum lows will drop down to 6° Celsius inland, around 10 in the coastal regions, while it will be zero degrees (0) at the highest elevations where frost is expected to form overnight.
Friday and Saturday will be partly cloudy while weekend showers over local areas have not been ruled out. Sunday temperatures could rise slightly but over inland areas only.
The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 17 inches, as recorded at 5am Thursday morning.