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Intense storms and shifting winds

Hailstorms and turbulent seas


Hold on tight, Cyprus! A yellow warning is in effect from 02:00 early Wednesday morning until 11:00 the same day, with isolated strong storms anticipated, primarily affecting the northwest, west, and south regions.

Hail is a possibility, and winds are set to shift and strengthen. Rainfall intensity may vary between 35 and 55 millimeters per hour.

Today's weather will be mainly cloudy with local showers and isolated storms, starting in the western half of the island and gradually spreading to other areas.

Thunderstorms might bring hail. Higher mountain areas might even experience snow or sleet. Winds will initially be mild to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort, becoming mainly southwest to west, moderate to strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort. Seas will be turbulent, temporarily becoming wavy in the afternoon.

Tonight, expect partly cloudy to locally cloudy skies with isolated showers and storms, particularly in the west, north, and east. Higher altitudes might experience snow or sleet.

In the early morning hours, eastern parts could see sporadic fog. Winds will vary from southwest to northwest, weak to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort, locally becoming moderate to strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort, gradually shifting mainly northwest to north-northeast, weak to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort. The sea will be turbulent in the west and north, slightly turbulent to turbulent elsewhere.

Thursday will witness intermittent localized cloudiness, especially during midday and later, bringing isolated rain and the possibility of thunderstorms. Evening hours in the west and north may see sporadic rain. Higher mountains might experience snow or sleet.

On Friday, the weather starts partly cloudy and progressively becomes cloudy. Isolated showers, especially in the western half, are likely. In the afternoon and evening, local showers and isolated storms are anticipated.

Higher mountain areas might witness snow or sleet. Saturday will maintain mainly cloudy conditions with local showers and isolated storms.

The temperature will remain similar to Wednesday's levels until Friday, then experience a slight drop, staying close to or slightly below average for the season on Saturday.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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