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25 July, 2024
 
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Hot and dry weather sparks concerns

Orange warning issued as mercury soars

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Meteorologists have issued an orange warning for high temperatures in the area, as a weak low-pressure system combines with warm and relatively dry air masses. The synoptic system named Cleon is expected to further exacerbate the situation, leading to scorching temperatures. According to the Meteorology Department, the mercury is forecasted to soar up to 43 degrees Celsius (109.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the inland areas. The warning is in effect until 6:00 p.m. local time.

Today, the weather will be sunny and hot. The winds will start as gentle, mostly blowing from the northwest to northeast, and locally reaching moderate speeds of 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale. Gradually, the winds will shift to become mostly gentle from the southwest to the northwest, ranging from 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale. The sea will be slightly agitated. Inland areas will experience temperatures around 43 degrees Celsius (109.4 degrees Fahrenheit), while the southeastern and eastern coastal regions will see temperatures around 37 degrees Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahrenheit). The remaining coastal areas will reach around 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit), and the higher mountainous regions will reach approximately 32 degrees Celsius (89.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Tonight, the weather will remain clear. The winds will predominantly blow from northwest to north, with gentle speeds of 3 on the Beaufort scale. Initially, there may be locally moderate winds of 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale. The sea will be calm, with slight agitation. Temperatures are expected to drop to around 27 degrees Celsius (80.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in the inland areas, southeastern and eastern coasts, approximately 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) in the remaining coastal areas, and around 23 degrees Celsius (73.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the higher mountainous regions.

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday are expected to have predominantly clear weather conditions.

The temperature will remain relatively stable on Saturday, with a gradual small decrease anticipated until Monday. Nevertheless, temperatures are expected to remain above the average climatic values.

The Meteorological Service has issued an orange warning for high temperatures. In a recent statement, they highlighted that the minimum temperature will not drop below 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit) in the inland areas, as well as the western and southern coasts. Meanwhile, the maximum temperature is projected to climb to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in the inland regions and approximately 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit) in the higher mountainous regions. The warning will go into effect at 9:00 p.m. and will last until 6:00 p.m. tomorrow.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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