Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected daytime Thursday as unstable weather conditions continue to affect Cyprus, with roller coaster temperatures entering the picture in the following days.
Thursday skies will be mostly cloudy as Diomedes, a depression in the west still affecting Cyprus, is producing showers and isolated thunderstorms initially in the western half of the island and parts in the north, while rain is expected to spread inland and to the southeast after noon.
Strong winds are also expected in the daytime while weather officials have issued a yellow warning until 6pm, citing prolonged rain over parts of the island along with heavy thunderstorms at times in local areas. A flood watch remains in effect during the alert, with precipitation levels expected to exceed 55 millimeters in a 24-hour period.
Levels will drop Friday, when weather will be clear with scattered cloud formations, then rise Saturday under similar conditions and drop back down again on Sunday when clear weather is expected
Temperature highs will reach around 17 degrees Celsius inland and along the coast, while it will be 4 high up in the mountains.
Evening skies will be mostly cloudy with chances of isolated showers and thunderstorms, but weather conditions are also expected to gradually improve. Temperature lows will drop to 6 degrees inland, around 10 in coastal areas, while it will be 0 (zero) higher up where frost is expected to form overnight.
But temperatures will be on a roller coaster before the week is out, with levels dropping on Friday when weather is expected to be clear but with scattered cloud formations at times. The levels will rise on Saturday when similar conditions are expected and drop back down again on Sunday when clear weather is expected with minimal cloud activity.
Snow continues to fall intermittently high up in the mountains, with the last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge showing was 3.5 inches as recorded Thursday morning at 5am.