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Storm advisory continues in Cyprus

Police urge drivers to stay off the Nicosia-Larnaca highway if at all possible


Cyprus remains under a storm watch as weather officials keep a yellow alert in place due to high levels of precipitation and possible hailstorms expected in many areas.

A low pressure system has moved back in the area over Cyprus, with Monday skies being partly cloudy with local showers and isolated thunderstorms. Chances of hail are also expected during heavy showers, while rain in the evening hours will mostly likely affect only coastal areas.

Police renewed an advisory on Monday, warning drivers of 'dangerous road conditions' and urging them to stay off the Nicosia-Larnaca highway if at all possible

Motorists are being warned to avoid roads with layers of water as hydroplaning could occur. Police also renewed a weekend advisory for the main Nicosia-Larnaca highway, warning drivers of "dangerous road conditions" on Monday and urging them to stay off the highway if at all possible. Water accumulation on the old Dhekelia-Larnaca road was also described as dangerous.

Maximum highs are expected to reach 26° degrees Celsius inland as well as along the coast, while it will be 15 up in the mountains. Minimum lows will register at 13 degrees in the interior, around 15 in coastal regions, while it will be 7 up in the mountains.

Weather officials issued a yellow warning effective Monday from early morning at 7am through late afternoon at 5pm, citing isolated heavy thunderstorms with high rain intensity.

Clear morning skies are expected by midweek while midday showers over local areas will persist throughout the weekly forecast.

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