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Thunderstorm warning remains in effect

Weather officials renew yellow alert expecting Friday heavy storms to pummel the island


Weather officials have extended a yellow warning on Friday citing isolated heavy thunderstorms expected to affect Cyprus.

Strong winds are expected Friday throughout the day while skies, both in the daytime and nighttime, will be cloudy with showers and local thunderstorms as well as snowfall high up in the Troodos Mountains.

A yellow warning that went into effect Friday morning at 8am is set to last through the early evening at 6pm, with officials citing isolated heavy thunderstorms with rain intensity likely to exceed 55 millimeters per hour. A similar overnight alert had been issued on the previous day.

Police warned drivers in Paphos of dangerous road conditions and low visibility due to hailstorms

Police also issued a statement warning drivers of dangerous road conditions in Paphos as well as low visibility due to hailstorms.

Temperature highs will remain in the mid-teens inland and along the coast with single digits in the mountains. Lows will drop down to 5 degrees Celsius in the interior, around 7 in all coastal regions, while it will be one (1) degree high up in the mountains where frost is expected to form.

Partly cloudy skies are expected over the weekend with a slight rise in temperature on Saturday and no noticeable change for Sunday or Monday.

The last snow measurement at Troodos Square was almost 17 inches, as recorded at 5am on Friday.

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