A low pressure system drifting northwest is affecting the island on Wednesday with high chances of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon as well as temperature swings through the early weekend.
According to weather officials, Wednesday skies will be mostly cloudy with chances of showers and isolated thunderstorms expected initially in the north and out west. More widespread rain is expected gradually in other parts of the island later on.
Winds will range between weak, moderate, and strong throughout the day while very strong high winds are also expected in the late afternoon.
Temperature highs will reach 18 degrees Celsius inland and along coastal regions, while it will be 9 degrees high up in the mountains.
Snow will fall high up on Troodos Mountains throughout the day as well as in the evening, when skies will remain mostly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms expected to last a little longer only in some parts of the island. Very strong winds are also very likely later in the evening.
Lows will drop down to 5 degrees in the interior, around 11 in the south and east, 13 in the north and out west, while it will be zero (0) high up in the mountains, where frost is expected to form overnight.
Temperatures are expected to drop Thursday and further on Friday, reaching levels noticeably below normal averages, with occasional showers and thunderstorms still in the picture.
Saturday skies will be mostly cloudy with occasional showers over local areas, while more showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected later in the afternoon along with snow high up in Troodos Mountains.
Early weekend temperatures are expected to rise overall and reach levels close to normal averages for this time of the year.