Cyprus Weather Service issued a Yellow Weather Alert for Wednesday from 11am until 6pm due to very hot weather, with temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees around the capital.
Weather will be mostly clear on Wednesday, with light to moderate westerly winds developing into strong southerly and southwesterly winds in the late afternoon. Seas will be relatively calm in the morning with choppy waters on the southern coast in the latter part of the day.
The Cyprus Department of Meteorology at Larnaca airport issued an Extreme High Temperature Warning.
“Inland maximum temperature is expected to reach around 40 degrees celsious,” the statement said, which also listed the awareness level to Yellow until 6pm local time.
While temperature is rising, there are no reports of high humidity.
40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit)
Maximum temperatures are expected to reach 40° Celsius inland, 32° in the west, around 35° in the rest of the coastal regions, and 30° up in the highest elevations on the mountains.
The evening will remain mostly clear with relatively calm seas, while choppy waters could appear along the southern coastline.
Minimum temperatures will drop to 25° Celsius inland as well as south and eastern parts of the island. While it will be 24° in the north and out west, and 21° up in the highest elevations on the mountains.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will remain mostly clear.
Temperatures are expected to dip slightly on Saturday.
Officials advise people who are particularly sensitive to hot weather, including senior citizens, young children, pregnant women, and people who face health issues, to take precautions, such as drink plenty of fluids (water), dress lightly, avoid extended exposure to the sun, and stay in cooled areas using air fans or air condition units.