A second weather alert on Wednesday downgraded the orange status to yellow, with officials saying warning over afternoon extreme high temperatures were still expected to reach 42 degrees inland.
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The meteorology department issued on Wednesday morning a new heat advisory, the third in a row, warning the public that maximum inland temperatures are expected to rise to around 42° Celsius.
Weather alert was downgraded from orange to yellow, with scorching afternoon highs still expected to reach 42
The yellow alert went into effect at 1pm and will terminate at 5pm. It was initially issued in orange status from 12 noon to 5pm but a second report was filed as a replacement.
Wednesday skies will be mostly clear with weak to moderate winds while strong winds are expected in the late afternoon local areas in the north and northwest. Maximum highs are expected to reach 42° Celsius inland, around 35 on in the east and south, 31 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 32 in the mountains.
Evening skies will remain clear while in the early morning hours there are chances of thin fog and low clouds. Minimum lows will drop to 24 degrees inland, in the south and eastern parts, around 21 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 20 up in the mountains.
Thursday drop and weekend rain
Thursday temperatures are expected to drop slightly under clear skies, while Friday there will be increasing clouds throughout the day. Saturday clouds could develop into increasing clouds after noon with chances of showers and thunderstorms in the mountains and possibly over some parts inland.
Coastal temperatures are expected to drop gradually but will remain above normal averages for this time of the year, along with temperatures inland and in the mountains.