A high pressure system has moved in just ahead of the weekend, not without chances of rain, while dust levels are expected to fluctuate.
Friday skies initially will be mostly clear in many parts of the island while clouds are also expected to set in later in the afternoon. No rain was included in the forecast as evening skies are expected to remain clear overall, with rainless clouds over local areas.
According to weather officials, dust levels are expected to fluctuate thourgh Sunday. No air quality alerts were issued as of Friday morning, but the Labour Ministry issued a statement later in the day warning of dust levels.
While the hourly concentration of respirable particles in ambient air with diameter less than 10 micrometers (PM10) was high, the PM less than 2.5 micrometers, which can pose more serious health risks to certain populations, were at good or moderate levels.
Maximum high temperatures will reach 18° Celsius inland and throughout all coastal regions, while it will be 8 degrees up in the highest elevations.
Minimum lows will drop down to 7° Celsius inland, around 11 on the west coast, 9 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 3 degrees at the highest elevations. Overnight frost is expected to form locally in the mountains.
Light drizzle on Saturday
Saturday there will be increasing clouds throughout the day with low chances of light rain. Temperatures are expected to rise slightly and remain above the normal averages for this time of the year.
Local showers on Sunday
Sunday skies will be partly cloudy and mostly cloudy on and off during periods in the early parts of the day. Local showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms are expected, initially out west and on the mountains, while all other areas could also see rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours.
Snow on the mountains is expected on Sunday evening with temperature dropping slightly overnight but still within the normal averages for this time of the year.
Mixed bag on Monday
Mixed weather is expected on Monday, with local showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms during the early parts of the day, mainly in the east, while skies are expected to clear later in the day.
The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 22.4 inches, as recorded at 5am Friday morning.