In response to scorching weather conditions, the Meteorological Service issued a yellow warning for exceptionally high temperatures on Wednesday morning.
According to the official statement, temperatures are expected to soar to around 40 degrees Celsius in inland areas, while higher mountainous regions may experience temperatures around 32 degrees Celsius.
The yellow warning is set to be in effect from 12:00 noon until 5:00 PM on the same day, urging residents to take necessary precautions.
The day promises mainly sunny skies with gentle to moderate winds blowing predominantly from the southwest to the northwest. Wind speeds are anticipated to range from 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale, but come afternoon and early evening, they might intensify to moderate to strong, reaching 4 to 5 on the scale. Expect the sea to be mildly turbulent. Temperatures will soar to 40 degrees in inland areas, 35 degrees along the northern coast, approximately 34 degrees on the southern and eastern coasts, and 32 degrees on the western coast and higher elevated regions.
The evening will remain mostly clear with winds initially coming from the southwest to northwest, weak to moderate at 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale. Later on, the winds will shift from mainly northwest to northeast and weaken further to 3 on the Beaufort scale. The sea will remain relatively calm. Temperatures will drop to around 22 degrees in inland areas, the southern, and eastern coasts, around 21 degrees along the western and northern coasts, and 20 degrees in higher elevated regions.
The upcoming days promise continued sunny weather with temperatures gradually increasing until Friday, surpassing average climatic values. On Saturday, no significant temperature changes are expected.
Residents are advised to stay hydrated, avoid unnecessary outdoor activities during peak hours, and follow safety guidelines provided by local authorities. Remember to keep an eye out for vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and young children, and ensure they stay cool and hydrated during this period of extreme heat.
[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]