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18 February, 2020
 
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Cyprus under wind advisory

Officials warn of gale force winds, yellow alert due to rain also in effect through nighttime

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Weather officials have issued a wind warning over Cyprus, with gale force winds expected along the coastline.

A low pressure system is affecting the area over Cyprus, with mostly cloudy skies along with chances of local showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Winds are expected to pick up throughout the day, with southwesterly winds, both near-gale (7 Beaufort Scale) and gale force (8 Beaufort Scale) expected along the coastline, especially in the south and east. Choppy seas and even rough seas are also expected in the south and out west.

Latest Troodos Square snow gauge: 19.6 inches

A yellow weather alert due to rain is concurrently in effect through 10pm on Tuesday, with rain accumulation likely to exceed 55 millimeters in a given 24-hour period.

Maximum high temperatures will reach 16° Celsius inland, around 17 in the coastal regions, while it will be 4 degrees up in the highest elevations where frost is expected to form. Snow is expected to fall on the mountains throughout the day and overnight.

Minimum lows will drop down to 7° Celsius inland, around 10 in all coastal areas, while it will be 2 degrees in the highest elevations where frost is expected to form.

Temperatures are expected to drop further on Wednesday but will pick back up on Thursday, when skies will be mostly clear.

Friday weather is expected to be a mixed bag, with initially clear skies but later increasing clouds in the afternoon.

The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 19.6 inches, as recorded at 5am Tuesday morning.

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