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Not out of the woods yet

Stormy weather continues Friday but with less intensity, mixed bag over the weekend


Big storms pounded the west coast on Thursday evening, uprooting trees and cutting power in many areas, as more storms expected on Friday but also mixed weather over the weekend.

Weather officials said Storm Penelope which brought heavy rainfall and flooding in Greece became a weakened system by the time it reached Cyprus. But according to police, a number of incidents related to poor weather were reported on the west coast as the storm touched down on the island.

Media reports said around 7:45pm, there were trees cut down as heavy winds made their way through Kouklia, Paphos, while there were power outages in a number of areas, including Kissonerga, Tala, Chloraka, Ayios Neophytos, Kouklia, Kilada Diarizou, Fasoula, Emba, Coral Bay, and Mandria.

Friday storms are expected in parts of the island, including out west although not as heavy as Thursday night. Hail is possible during heavy thunderstorms.

Maximum temperatures on Friday will be 19° Celsius both inland and in the coastal regions, while it will reach 11 degrees up in the highest elevations.
Minimum lows will fall down to 12 degrees in land, around 14 along the coast, and 6 up in the mountains.

Temperatures are expected to remain the same through Saturday, with partly cloudy weather throughout the weekend, while they will rise again slightly by Monday to reach near normal averages for this time of the year.

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