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25 June, 2024
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Strong winds bring heightened fire danger

Forestry officials warn public to avoid activities that could spread fire as winds pick up


The fire department is warning the public to be extra cautious on Saturday, as strong winds in the afternoon could be a recipe for disaster in areas where small fires can quickly get out of control.

Forestry officials say strong winds on the weekend could be make it very difficult to contain fires, warning the public to be extra cautious and avoid activities that could cause the spread of fires.

A weak high pressure system is affecting the area over Cyprus, with Saturday skies mostly clear while afternoon winds are expected to reach 6 points on the Beaufort scale in windward areas.

Temperature highs will reach 33 degrees Celsius inland, 26 out west, around 29 in all other regions, while it will be 25 high up in the mountains.

Evening skies will remain mostly clear with some fog and low clouds expected in the eastern half of the island, mainly in coastal parts, and moderate winds across the island.

Temperature lows will drop to 16 inland, in the north, and out west, around 18 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 14 high up in the mountains.

Weather on Sunday and early next week will be mostly clear with scattered clouds in local areas and temperatures remaining about the same. 

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