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18 July, 2024
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Record-breaking heatwave sweeps across region

Precautions to beat the heat


The Meteorological Department has recently issued a yellow warning due to an impending heatwave, bringing extremely high temperatures.

According to the announcement, the minimum temperature is expected to stay above 27 degrees Celsius across inland and coastal areas. Inland regions could experience maximum temperatures of around 41 degrees Celsius, while the western coast may reach up to 37 degrees Celsius, the southern coast 39 degrees Celsius, and higher mountainous areas around 33 degrees Celsius.

The warning will be in effect from 9:00 PM on Monday until 6:00 PM on Tuesday.

The current weather conditions are influenced by seasonal low pressure and a warm air mass.

Today's forecast predicts sunny and hot weather. Initially, the winds will be weak to moderate, blowing mostly from the northeast to southeast, with speeds of 3 to 4 Beaufort, and locally reaching moderate 4 Beaufort. Gradually, the winds will shift from mainly southwest to northwest, maintaining the same intensity. The sea is expected to be slight to moderately rough. Temperatures will soar to around 41 degrees Celsius inland, around 37 degrees Celsius on the western coast, approximately 39 degrees Celsius on the southern coast, and about 33 degrees Celsius in the higher mountainous regions.

As evening approaches, the weather will remain mostly clear. The winds will be weak at 3 Beaufort, blowing mainly from the northwest to the northeast. The sea is forecasted to be calm to slightly rough. Temperatures will drop to around 25 degrees Celsius across inland and coastal areas, while the higher mountainous areas will experience temperatures around 21 degrees Celsius.

Over the next three days, we can expect mainly sunny and warm conditions. The temperatures are not expected to fluctuate significantly and will stay well above the average for this time of year.

With the heatwave in full swing, it is crucial to take precautions and stay hydrated. Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, especially during the peak hours of the day. Remember to wear light and breathable clothing, and seek shade whenever possible.

Stay tuned for further updates and stay safe during this period of scorching temperatures.

[Information sourced from Cyprus Met Service]

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