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Windstorm blows a gale through Cyprus

Yellow warning issued overnight as temperatures drop and gale force windstorm batters island


A windstorm is passing through Cyprus accompanied by a cold front, with weather officials issuing a yellow warning for Thursday night through Friday morning.

Weather officials issued a high wind warning effective from Thursday late night at 11pm through Friday morning at 8m, citing near gale to gale westerly to northwesterly winds between 7 and 8 points on the Beaufort scale.

A yellow alert warned members of the public and local authorities to be aware of debris being blown around, with the biggest impact at times expected in the north, west, and southwest.

Mostly cloudy skies were expected Thursday night along with showers and isolated thunderstorms in the western half of the island. Temperature lows will drop to 5 degrees Celsius inland, 8 along the coast, while it will be three below zero (-3) high up in mountains where frost is expected to form overnight.

Friday skies will be mostly cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms, while strong winds will continue as conditions are expected to improve gradually later in the day.

Temperature highs will climb to 11 degrees inland, in the north, and out west, 12 in all other coastal regions, while it will be one (1) higher up where frost conditions will continue.

Strong winds will continue in the evening along with chances of local showers in the western half of the island.

Cloudy skies and chances of rain will continue through the weekend, while temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Monday.

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