Cyprus continues to be plagued by high concentrations of dust on Tuesday, according to measurements from ground Stations of the Air Quality Monitoring Network.
Officials are urging the public, particularly those from vulnerable groups such as children, older people, and those suffering from acute respiratory conditions, to avoid circulating in open spaces until the dust has subsided.
Employers are also urged to take appropriate measures to keep employees safe while working in outdoor spaces. Workers must use protective gear in order to avoid inhaling minute dust particles in the air.
In detail, the latest hourly dust concentrations measured at 7:00 am in the following areas are Lefkosia 142.8 μg/m3, Lemesos 105.9 μg/m3, Larnaka 145.1 μg/m3, Paralimni 126.8 μg/m3, Pafos 113.7 μg/m3, Zygi 104.2 μg/m3, Agia Marina Xyliatou 76.6 μg/m3.
Today there will be increasing high clouds. The winds will blow mainly northeast to southeast, light to moderate at 3 to 4 Beaufort. The sea will be calm to a little turbulent. The temperature will rise to around 29 degrees inland, around 24 on the south and east coasts, to 26 on the rest of the coast and to 23 degrees in the higher mountains.
Tonight there will be increasing high clouds. The winds will blow northeast to southeast, locally variable at 3-4 Beaufort. The sea will be a little turbulent. The temperature will drop to around 14 degrees inland and on the coast. The higher mountains will have cooler temperatures ar about 15 degrees.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the weather will be mostly clear. On Friday, temporary increasing cloudiness will give way to isolated showers in the mountains.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the temperature will not change significantly, while on Friday there will be a significant drop remaining above the average climatic values.