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15 August, 2020
 
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New orange weather alert for Cyprus

Friday scorcher pulls no punches with near record highs, low rain chances after weekend

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Weather officials issued a heat warning Friday due to extreme high temperatures in Cyprus, with temperatures dropping gradually after the weekend but still remaining above normal levels.

An orange warning was issued for Friday between 11am and 5pm due to extreme high temperatures, with inland maximums reaching 43 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit) and 35 high up in the mountains.

A warm air mass is still affecting the area over Cyprus, with Friday skies mostly clear. Variable winds will range from weak to moderate throughout the day, with strong winds expected in local areas in the south that could reach 5 points on the Beaufort scale.

An orange warning was issued for Friday between 11am and 5pm, with maximums reaching 43C/109F in the interior

Temperature highs will reach 43 degrees in the interior, around 33 in the west, 37 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 35 high up in the mountains.

Evening weather will remain mostly clear with chances of light fog and low cloud formations expected overnight in local areas. Temperature lows will drop to 25 degrees in the interior as well as in the south and east, while it will be 23 in all other coastal regions as well as high up in the mountains.

Saturday skies will be mostly clear while increasing clouds and low chances of isolated showers are expected Sunday and Monday. Temperatures are expected to drop gradually but slightly, with levels remaining above normal averages for this time of the year.

An orange alert warns people in vulnerable groups that high temperatures could lead to heat illnesses, including heat stroke. The advisory further instructs members of the public to follow the news for any advice from authorities while the warning remains in effect.

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