Temperatures are gradually rising in Cyprus following a number of chilly days, with clear skies expected in the early part of the day but also high clouds sticking around in the afternoon.
According to weather officials, Thursday skies will be mostly clear in the early part of the day while increasing high clouds are expected to move in later in the afternoon.
Frosty conditions continue high up in the mountains and near the foothills, as well as locally in lowland areas in the early mornings.
Temperature highs will reach 14 degrees Celsius inland, around 16 along the coast, while it will be 5 degrees high up in the mountains where frost is expected to form overnight.
Evening skies will be mostly clear again with temperature lows dropping down to two (2) degrees inland, around 6 in the north and out west, 4 in all other coastal regions, while it be three degrees below zero (-3) high up in the mountains.
Friday skies will be mostly clear in the morning with increasing clouds in the afternoon, while the opposite is expected on Saturday which starts the day with cloudy skies and clearing up later in the day. Clouds are also expected throughout Sunday, with partly cloudy skies on and off along with high cloud formations.
Overall temperatures are gradually rising until Sunday when temperatures will reach slightly above normal averages for this time of the year.
The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 5 inches, as recorded at 5am on Thursday.