An ongoing heatwave is causing concern as the Meteorological Department issues a yellow warning for extremely high temperatures. The warning is in effect from 11:00 AM on Tuesday (1/8) until 5:00 PM on the same day. According to the forecast, temperatures are expected to soar up to 40 degrees Celsius inland.
Simultaneously, the weather is predicted to be mainly sunny today. However, during the afternoon, there is a possibility of developing clouds that may bring isolated showers or brief thunderstorms in the mountains and some inland regions.
Today, after clearing the morning's low clouds, the weather will be predominantly sunny. Nevertheless, during the midday and afternoon hours, expect some clouds to form, possibly leading to scattered showers or short thunderstorms in the mountains and certain inland areas. The winds will start mainly from the southeast to southwest, with weak intensity up to 3 Beaufort, and later shifting to the southwest to northwest direction, remaining weak to moderate, at 3 to 4 Beaufort. In the afternoon, some southern coastal regions may experience stronger winds, reaching up to 5 Beaufort. The sea conditions will be generally calm to slightly rough. As for temperatures, they will reach around 40 degrees Celsius inland, approximately 34 degrees in the southeast and east coastal areas, roughly 36 degrees in the north coastal areas, about 32 degrees in other coastal regions, and around 30 degrees Celsius in the higher mountainous areas.
Tonight, expect mainly clear skies, with the possibility of localized increased low clouds and light fog. The winds will be initially weak, blowing from the southwest to northwest at 3 Beaufort, and in some places, moderate at 3 to 4 Beaufort, before eventually becoming variable and weak, up to 3 Beaufort. The sea will be generally calm to slightly rough. Temperature-wise, it will drop to around 22 degrees Celsius inland and along the coast, while in higher mountainous regions, it will be around 19 degrees Celsius.
On Wednesday, the weather will be primarily sunny, although there might be localized clouds forming over the mountains in the afternoon. Thursday and Friday are expected to remain mainly sunny.
Temperatures on Wednesday will show little change, but as we head into Friday, they are expected to gradually rise, surpassing the average climatic temperatures.
Stay informed and prepared for fluctuating weather conditions, and take necessary precautions to stay safe and cool during this heatwave.
[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]