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Flood watches continue back-to-back in Cyprus

Slight change in storm pattern but absolutely no letting up as rain keeps affecting island


A new weather alert went into effect on Monday evening, extending a previous warning as heavy rains have been pounding the island almost non-stop in many areas.

Weather officials have issued a yellow warning for Monday evening at 7pm through Tuesday morning at 11am, citing isolated thunderstorms affecting areas mainly in the north and out west.

The new warning went into effect as the previous one expired, with both alerts being issued for flood watches as precipitation continued to range between 35 and 50 millimeters per hour.

Weather conditions in the last couple of days have been affected by a cyclone from the west, which has been weakening since Sunday night but also bringing lots of rain in the area.

Reports in the media from all districts alluded to traffic problems and floods throughout the entire day on Monday, while state meteorologists announced rain since October 1 had reached 100% of the total monthly mean recorded within the Republic of Cyprus.

Media reports out of Larnaca also said volunteers with Civil Defense have been called in specifially to assist with managing flood problems in the southern town. 

Evening skies will remain partly cloudy with showers and isolated thunderstorms expected to continue mainly in the north and out west.

Temperature lows will drop to 16 degrees Celsius in the interior, 17 in coastal areas, while it will be 10 high up in the mountains.

Tuesday morning skies will remain partly cloudy and at times mostly cloudy, with initial showers and thunderstorms in local areas later moving into isolated parts within mountain regions.

Strong winds are also expected in the daytime while rain will continue in the evening but this time along the southern coast.

Same conditions are expected on Wednesday through Friday. 

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