Today, we anticipate a gradual increase in cloud cover leading to local showers in the western regions. As we move into the midday and afternoon hours, isolated thunderstorms and local showers are expected primarily in the mountains, inland areas, southeast, and east. Thunderstorms may bring hail. The prevailing winds will be predominantly from the southwest to northwest, initially light to moderate at 3 to 4 Beaufort scale, gradually increasing to a moderate 4 with occasional strong gusts at 5 Beaufort. In the south and parts of the east coast, winds may transiently reach very strong levels at 5 to 6 Beaufort scale. The sea conditions will be slightly choppy, and in the afternoon, it may become choppy in the southern areas. Temperatures will reach around 27 degrees Celsius inland, approximately 25 degrees Celsius along the coast, and around 17 degrees Celsius in higher elevated regions.
Tonight, we expect partly cloudy skies with the possibility of isolated rain showers along the coast. The prevailing winds will initially be from the southwest to northwest, light to moderate at 3 to 4 Beaufort scale, later shifting to mainly northwest to northeast, remaining light to moderate at 3 Beaufort. The sea conditions will be slightly choppy, gradually calming down to a little choppy on the east coast and eventually the southern coast. Overnight temperatures will drop to approximately 13 degrees Celsius inland, around 16 degrees Celsius along the coast, and about 7 degrees Celsius in higher elevated areas.
Moving into Saturday, during the midday and afternoon hours, we can expect localized showers and isolated thunderstorms primarily in the mountains, inland regions, and northern areas.
Looking ahead to Sunday, the weather will be mostly clear. However, in the afternoon and early evening, we may experience locally increasing cloud cover, leading to isolated rain showers in the mountains.
On Monday, we anticipate partly cloudy skies, which may result in isolated showers. Additionally, there may be sporadic instances of dust in the atmosphere. Temperature-wise, Saturday will not exhibit significant changes, while a gradual rise above average climatic values is expected by Monday.
[Information from CNA and Cyprus Met office]