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22 July, 2024
 
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Heatwave 'Kleon' set to sear Cyprus and Greece

Meteorological Director Provides Insights on Heatwave 'Kleon'

Ioanna Kyriakou

By the end of the week, the heatwave named "Kleon" will reach Cyprus, which will begin to affect Greece from Wednesday (12/07), bringing extremely high temperatures. Cleandis Nikolaides, the Director of the Meteorological Service, stated that on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, temperatures will be above normal for this time of year, reaching or exceeding 40 degrees Celsius.

When asked about the duration of the heatwave, he mentioned that it is still too early to make such an estimation, with the weather in the coming days mainly being clear, warm, and dry. He clarified that if necessary, a relevant warning will be issued.

In Greece, according to the special bulletin of hazardous weather phenomena issued by the National Meteorological Service (EMY), the extensive area of high pressure covering the coasts of Africa, Western, and Central Mediterranean, accompanied by very warm air masses, will gradually extend eastward and cause heatwave conditions from Wednesday (12/7) until the beginning of next week. This heatwave, named 'CLEON,' falls under Dangerous Weather Phenomena and is expected to last at least six days, with the hottest days being Friday (14/7) and Saturday (15/7).

Detailed Forecast:
A seasonal low-pressure system is affecting the region, while the synoptic system Kleon, combining high pressure and warm air masses, is expected to affect the area from Thursday.

In the afternoon, locally increased cloudiness is expected to bring isolated showers or even thunderstorms, mainly in mountainous areas and areas south of Troodos. Winds will be southwesterly to northwesterly, moderate, around 4 Beaufort, and the sea will be slightly to locally moderately rough.

Tonight, the weather will be mainly clear. Winds will initially be southwesterly to northwesterly, weak to moderate, around 3 to 4 Beaufort, gradually shifting from northwesterly to northeasterly with the same intensity. The sea will be slightly rough. The temperature will drop to around 23 degrees Celsius inland, around 25 degrees Celsius on the coast, and around 19 degrees Celsius in higher mountainous areas.

Tomorrow, the weather will be mainly clear. Winds will initially be southeasterly to southwesterly, weak and locally moderate, around 3 to 4 Beaufort, gradually becoming southwesterly to northwesterly by the afternoon with the same intensity. The sea will be slightly rough. The temperature will rise to around 36 degrees Celsius inland, around 32 degrees Celsius on the coast, and around 29 degrees Celsius in higher mountainous areas.

On Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, the weather will remain mainly clear. The temperature will gradually increase, exceeding the average climatic values for this time of year.

[This article was translated from its Greek original]

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