An orange alert due to extreme high temperatures is in effect on Wednesday for Cyprus, with inland levels set to reach 44 degrees Celsius and low-promising rain to cool things down not expected until the weekend.
A warm air mass is affecting the area over the island, with Wednesday skies expected to be mostly clear with moderate choppy seas in the daytime and very strong afternoon winds along the southern coastline. An orange-level alert due to extreme high temperatures expires in the afternoon at 5pm.
A slight drop in temperatures will take place gradually with low chances of mountain showers on Saturday, when overall levels will still remain slightly above normal averages
Temperature highs will reach 44 degrees Celsius (112 Fahrenheit) inland, around 39 in the north, 37 in the east and southeast, while it will be 35 in all other coastal regions and high up in the mountains.
Evening skies will remain mostly clear with local patches of low clouds and thin fog expected to form overnight in the early morning in the south and east. Temperature lows will drop to 26 degrees inland and north, 24 in the south and out west, around 25 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 21 higher up.
Scorching heat will remain front and center Thursday and Friday but increasing afternoon clouds over local areas are also expected for the remainder of the workweek.
A slight drop in temperatures will take place gradually with low chances of mountain showers on Saturday, when overall levels will drop but still remain slightly above normal averages for this time of the year.