A midday yellow warning for extreme high temperatures in Cyprus continues to be in effect on Thursday, as a low pressure system is affecting the island this week.
Weather officials have issued a yellow warning for Thursday, going into effect in the morning at 11am and lasting through the afternoon at 4pm, citing extreme high inland temperatures reaching 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
Morning skies will be mostly clear but cloud formations over local areas are also expected after noon, mainly in the mountains.
Choppy waters are expected both in the daytime and evening hours, while the sea on the southern coast could be rough in the afternoon during periods of strong wind activity.
According to the state’s meteorology department, temperature highs are expected to reach 40 degrees Celsius in the interior, 35 in the southeastern, eastern, and northern shores, 32 in the southwest while it will be 30 out west and high up in the mountains.
Evening skies will remain mostly clear but periods of increasing clouds are also expected on and off in the west coast. Lows will drop down to the low to mid 20’s.
Overnight low chances of increasing low clouds and possibly thin fog are likely over the next few days as temperatures begin a gradual drop until Saturday, but levels are expected to rise again on Sunday to reach above normal averages for this time of the year.
Pet owners are advised to walk their dogs early in the morning or early in the evening, with fresh cool water always handy. Humans should also familiarize themselves with signs of dehydration and heatstroke as well as other hot summer safety tips.