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Highs of 32°C to chilly mountains at 11°C


In the region today, the influence of a weakening high-pressure system is making its presence felt, resulting in a diverse weather pattern.

Throughout the day, residents can expect intermittent cloud cover with the possibility of isolated showers, particularly in the mountainous areas during the midday and afternoon hours.

The prevailing winds will initially be from the northeast to southeast, later shifting to locally northwest, maintaining a light to moderate intensity, registering at 3 to 4 on the Beaufort scale. As for sea conditions, they are anticipated to be generally calm, with slight fluctuations towards a slightly rougher state.

Temperature-wise, the mercury is forecasted to rise, with expected highs of around 32 degrees Celsius inland, approximately 31 degrees on the eastern and southern coasts, and roughly 30 degrees on the western and northern coastal regions.

For those residing in the higher elevated mountainous areas, temperatures are projected to remain cooler, hovering around 21 degrees Celsius.

As nightfall approaches, conditions are poised to clear up, with the sky predominantly free from clouds. Winds will primarily shift to northwesterly directions, blowing lightly at 3 Beaufort, and the sea is expected to maintain a generally calm to slightly choppy state.

Overnight temperatures are predicted to decrease, dropping to approximately 17 degrees Celsius for inland areas, around 19 degrees along the coastal regions, and a cooler 11 degrees within the elevated mountainous terrain.

Looking ahead to the weekend, the weather is forecasted to remain mainly clear, although the possibility of clouds forming during the midday and afternoon hours could lead to isolated showers, particularly in the highlands.

Temperature-wise, significant fluctuations are not anticipated until Sunday, with temperatures continuing to closely align with the climatic averages for the region.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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