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Island braces for thunderstorms

Yellow warning issued by Meteorological Service


The Meteorological Service has issued a yellow warning for today, effective from 10 AM until 6 PM, indicating potential weather disruptions on the horizon. This warning comes as isolated thunderstorms and hail are expected to impact various regions throughout the day.

According to the warning, isolated thunderstorms are anticipated to periodically affect the island, particularly in the western, southern, and mountainous areas, as well as the inland regions. These weather disturbances could potentially lead to the development of hail. The intensity of rainfall during these thunderstorms is forecasted to range between 35 and 55 millimeters per hour.

The current weather conditions are influenced by unstable air masses, setting the stage for these meteorological developments.

Today: The day will start with localized increased cloudiness, mainly in mountainous and northern areas. This is expected to result in isolated showers during the morning hours.

As the day progresses, the weather will gradually become partly cloudy, occasionally turning mostly cloudy. In the midday and early afternoon hours, local showers and isolated thunderstorms are anticipated, with these phenomena gradually weakening towards late afternoon. It's worth noting that the local weather disturbances are expected to be short-lived, with hail possible during thunderstorms.

Wind conditions will vary, starting off as weak winds at 3 Beaufort and later increasing to moderate levels at 3 to 4 Beaufort during thunderstorms. Sea conditions will range from slightly to moderately rough.

Temperature-wise, we can expect highs around 30 degrees Celsius inland, approximately 29 degrees in the southeast and north coasts, around 28 degrees on the remaining coasts, and about 18 degrees in higher mountain areas.

Tonight: The night is expected to be mainly clear. However, localized increased cloudiness may occur, especially on the northern coasts, possibly leading to isolated rain showers. Winds will predominantly blow from the northwest to northeast, remaining weak at 2 to 3 Beaufort. Sea conditions will be calm to slightly rough.

Temperature-wise, we can expect lows around 17 degrees Celsius inland and on the northern coasts, approximately 19 degrees on the remaining coasts, and around 11 degrees in higher mountain areas.

Wednesday: During the midday hours, locally increased cloudiness is anticipated to bring isolated rain showers or even brief thunderstorms, mainly in mountainous areas. Temperature changes are not expected to be significant, with temperatures remaining close to average climatic values.

Thursday: Midday and afternoon may witness intermittently increased cloudiness, which could lead to isolated rain showers, primarily in mountainous areas. Temperatures are expected to remain close to average climatic values.

Friday: The weather is forecasted to be mainly clear, with temperatures also remaining near average climatic values.

Residents and travelers in affected regions are advised to stay informed about the evolving weather conditions and take necessary precautions. Keep updated with the latest weather alerts and advisories from local authorities.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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