The Department of Meteorology has issued a Yellow Warning in effect from 12:00 noon until 20:00 on Monday evening, as locally strong thunderstorms are expected to affect the region from time to time.
The rain is expected to fall at a rate of 35 to 50 mm per hour, and hail is possible, according to the warning.
According to the Meteorological Department, an atmospheric low is moving southeast and is beginning to affect the region.
The weather report
An atmospheric low is moving southeast and is affecting the region.
Today, locally increasing clouds are expected to produce isolated rain or thunderstorms along the west coast. Gradually, by midday, the weather will become mostly cloudy, with showers and isolated thunderstorms expected, first on the west and north coasts and then spreading to other parts of the island. Thunderstorms may also produce hail. The phenomena are likely to be intense locally. Winds will initially blow northwest to northeast, light, 3 Beaufort, before shifting to the southeast to southwest and becoming locally variable, light to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort, and occasionally strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort in offshore areas. The sea will be calm to slightly rough at first, but will gradually become generally rough by midday. Temperatures in the interior, southeast, and east coast will reach around 24 degrees, 22 degrees in the southwest, west, and north coast, and 13 degrees in the higher mountains.
Tonight's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Late in the evening, the phenomenon will weaken and become primarily confined to the island's eastern half. Winds will be variable, light and locally moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort, before becoming primarily northwest to northeast, of the same intensity, later. In general, the sea will be choppy. The temperature will drop to 14 degrees inland, 15 degrees on the coast, and 7 degrees in the higher mountains.
Tuesday's weather will be partly cloudy at times, with isolated showers or thunderstorms, primarily in the island's eastern half and later in the highlands. The weather will be partly cloudy and partly cloudy at times on Wednesday, with isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly in the southwest and along the southern coast.
Thursday will see locally increasing clouds, resulting in isolated showers and the possibility of isolated thunderstorms, first on the east coast and later in the highlands, during and after midday.
Temperatures are not expected to change significantly until Thursday, remaining close to the season's average climatic values.