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22 February, 2024
 
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Extreme temperatures ahead

Hot winds and rough seas expected

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A new yellow warning for extremely high temperatures occurred last night on Sunday. The Meteorology Department predicts that the notice will be in place until 6:00 PM on Monday (24/07).

According to the announcement, temperatures are not expected to drop below 28 degrees Celsius inland and 27 degrees Celsius on the coast. The mercury could climb to a scorching 42 degrees Celsius in inland areas.

Today, get ready for sunny and hot weather. Initially, winds will blow mainly from the northeast to the southeast, later shifting from the southwest to the northwest. They will be gentle to moderate, reaching speeds of 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale. The sea will be a bit rough. Brace yourself for temperatures around 42 degrees Celsius inland, about 39 degrees on the northern coasts, approximately 37 degrees on the southern and eastern coasts, and roughly 35 degrees on the remaining coastal areas. In higher mountainous regions, the temperature is expected to hover around 32 degrees.

Tonight, expect mainly clear skies. Winds will predominantly blow from the northwest to northeast, staying gentle at 3 and locally reaching moderate at 4 on the Beaufort scale. The sea will remain slightly rough. Temperatures will cool down to around 26 degrees Celsius inland and along the coast, and about 20 degrees Celsius in the higher mountainous regions.

The next three days are predicted to be mainly sunny and warm.

While a slight temperature drop is anticipated on Tuesday, there will be a gradual increase in the days leading up to Thursday. Expect temperatures to remain well above the average for this time of year.

As temperatures reach scorching, authorities have issued a yellow warning for the ongoing heatwave. The intense heat is expected to persist until Monday evening, affecting both inland areas and coastal regions.

With minimum temperatures not falling below 28 degrees Celsius and the mercury soaring to 42 degrees in some places, it's crucial to take precautions to beat the heat. Stay indoors during the peak hours of the day, stay hydrated, and avoid strenuous outdoor activities. Remember to keep your living spaces cool by using fans or air conditioning if available.

In addition to the high temperatures, there will be varying winds, which might help a bit with the heat, but it's essential to stay cautious near the coast where the sea may be slightly rough.

Authorities are advising the public to be vigilant during the heatwave and to keep an eye out for any signs of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heatstroke. If you experience symptoms like dizziness, rapid heartbeat, or extreme thirst, seek medical attention immediately.

Remember to check on elderly family members, neighbors, and pets, as they are more vulnerable to the effects of extreme heat.

Stay informed about the latest weather updates and follow the guidelines issued by local authorities to stay safe during this heatwave.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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