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20 September, 2020
 
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Heat advisory issued for the weekend

Mostly clear weekend weather, Saturday and Sunday inland highs to reach 40 Celsius/104 Fahrenheit

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Yellow warnings have been issued for Saturday and Sunday due to extreme high temperatures in the interior, expected to reach up to 40 degrees Celsius, while skies will remain mostly clear throughout the weekend.

A low pressure system is currently affecting the area over Cyprus, with morning low clouds and light fog clearing out early in the day.

Saturday skies will remain mostly clear with winds ranging from moderate in the early part of the day to strong later in the afternoon in local areas along the southern coastline.

A yellow warning, also issued for Sunday from 11am through 4pm, means people can be affected by heat if precautions are not taken

Temperature highs are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius in the interior, around 31 along the west coast, and 33 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 30 high up in the mountains.

Due to the extreme high temperatures, weather officials issued a weather advisory for Saturday morning at 11am through the afternoon at 5pm, citing maximum inland temperatures up to 40 degrees. A similar warning has also been issued for Sunday from 11am through 4pm.

A yellow warning due to exreme high temperatures means that people can be affected by heat if precautions are not taken.

Humidity is expected to remain low or moderate throughout parts of the interior, while levels are expected to be higher in the east and out west. 

Evening skies will be mostly clear with light fog and low clouds getting back into the picture later on. Temperature lows will drop to 24 degrees inland, around 23 in the south and east, around 21 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 17 high up in the mountains.

Sunday will remain mostly clear with no changes in temperature, while levels remaining above normal averages for this time of the year.

Temperature levels are expected to drop gradually on Monday and Tuesday when skies will remain mostly clear.

Story updated with Sunday weather information

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