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High temperatures expected across the region

Yellow heatwave warning issued: Prepare for sweltering conditions

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The Meteorological Service has issued a yellow warning for an upcoming heatwave, as high temperatures are set to sweep across the region. The sign, which occurred yesterday evening, highlights the potential risks associated with the scorching weather conditions.

According to the Meteorological Service's announcement, the minimum temperature is anticipated to remain above 26 degrees Celsius in inland and southeastern coastal areas, while the western coast will experience a minimum temperature above 25 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, the mercury is expected to soar to approximately 41 degrees Celsius in certain inland regions, with higher mountainous areas seeing temperatures around 33 degrees Celsius.

This extended period of sweltering heat has been attributed to a seasonal low-pressure system coupled with warm and dry air masses affecting the entire region. Such weather conditions pose significant challenges to the well-being of individuals and the proper functioning of various sectors.

Local authorities and health organizations are urging residents to take necessary precautions to protect themselves from the extreme temperatures staying hydrated, avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun, and seeking shade when outdoors are essential measures to mitigate the effects of the heatwave. Additionally, vulnerable groups such as the elderly, young children, and those with pre-existing health conditions are advised to remain indoors and seek cool environments during the hottest parts of the day.

The heatwave is expected to persist until Tuesday afternoon when temperatures are forecasted to gradually decrease. Nevertheless, the general weather outlook for the next few days remains predominantly sunny, with minimal chances of precipitation.

The public needs to stay informed about the evolving weather conditions and heed any further updates or warnings issued by the Meteorological Service. By prioritizing safety and taking appropriate measures, individuals can navigate this heatwave with caution and minimize potential risks associated with extreme temperatures.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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