A cold front is on its way out on Christmas Eve with a high pressure system gradually moving in over Cyprus, bringing in the days ahead a mix of sunshine and clouds but not a raindrop in the sky.
Santa’s reindeer got the green light to deliver presents to children across Cyprus, with weather officials also predicting no chances of rain on Friday and through the weekend.
A high pressure system taking over this holiday weekend will also set temperatures on a gradual rise in the next three days, with levels expected to reach normal averages for this time of the year.
Friday weather will be mixed with mostly clear skies punctuated by cloud formations back and forth. Daytime highs will reach 14 degrees Celsius inland, around 16 in coastal regions, while it will be 5 high up in the mountains.
Evening skies will be mostly clear with periods of increasing scattered clouds over local areas. Temperature lows will drop to two (2) degrees inland, around 7 along the coast, while it will be three below zero (-3) higher up where frost is expected to form overnight. Frosty conditions are also expected in the interior in the very early morning hours.
Christmas Day on Saturday will see periods between mostly clear skies and cloud formations, with similar mixed conditions on Sunday, while Monday weather will be mostly cloudy at times.
The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 8.5 inches, as recorded at 5am on Friday.