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17 January, 2021
 
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Streak of stormy days begins in Cyprus

Yellow warning with flood watch as rainy weather set to soak island this week

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A yellow warning is currently in effect in the Republic of Cyprus due to isolated thunderstorms, with chances of flooding in local areas, as a streak of stormy days enters the picture this week.

Weather officials issued a yellow warning due to high intensity rain early Monday morning after lighting and thunder appeared in the wee hours, while the alert is scheduled to last until the afternoon at 4pm.

An unstable air mass being pushed from south to north and chances of elevated dust levels are affecting the island, with Monday skies cloudy at times with isolated thunderstorms and chances of hail during heavy storms.

Local media said there were power outages due to heavy rain and strong winds in parts of the island, including rural areas west of the capital

Local media said there were power outages due to heavy rain and strong winds in parts of the island, including areas west of the capital in rural Nicosia where interruption of electricity was reported.

Police officials were urging motorists to drive carefully, reminding them to slow down, maintain safe distances from other vehicles, and turn on their headlights in wet conditions or low visibility.

Car drivers should avoid puddles and standing water that can cause vehicles to hydroplane, especially those not traveling at low speeds.

Very strong winds are also expected throughout the day with temperature highs reaching 24 degrees Celsius inland and along the coast, while it will be 14 high up in the mountains.

Evening skies will be partly cloudy with chances of local showers mainly over mountain areas, with temperature lows dropping to 14 degrees inland, 16 along the coast, while it will be 6 high up in the mountains.

Cloudy skies and rain are also expected through Thursday with temperatures this week reaching normal averages for this time of the year.

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