Strong winds are expected on Thursday later in the day with a low pressure system passing through Cyprus overnight.
Thursday skies will be partly cloudy with local morning showers, while showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms are expected later in the day.
Winds blowing mainly from the south and southwest will range between weak and moderate in the early part of the day, while heavy winds are expected after noontime. Choppy waters early in the day will later turn to rough seas in the evening.
Change in wind direction, intensity stays the same
Very strong southerly and southwesterly winds are expected to pick up, reaching 6 points on the Beaufort scale before a change in direction, with northerly and northwesterly winds later continuing to pound local areas after midnight.
Temperature highs will reach 19 degrees Celsius inland and along the coast in the south and east, 18 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 10 degrees in the mountains.
Temperature lows will drop to 8 degrees in the interior, around 12 in the south and east, 14 in the north and out west, and zero (0) up high in the mountains where frost is expected to form.
Friday skies will remain partly cloudy throughout most of the day with chances of local showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms mainly in the north, in the east, as well as parts of the interior.
Low rain chances on the weekend
Snow is expected in local areas high up in the mountains while weather will become mostly clear later on Friday, expected to continue over the weekend with some increasing clouds on and off and low chances of rain mostly in coastal areas.
Weather officials have also warned that Friday temperatures will drop noticeably, reaching slightly below normal averages for this time of the year.
Temperatures will then rise again on Saturday and remain the same on Sunday, slightly above normal averages.
The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 29.5 inches, as recorded at 5am on Thursday.