A low pressure system is affecting the area over Cyprus with an interchange between rain, strong winds, and sunshine in the forecast throughout the week.
Tuesday skies are expected to be partly cloudy or cloudy in the afternoon, with chances of local showers and isolated thunderstorms. Sudden showers between periods of sunshine were recorded earlier in some parts, while winds ranged from moderate to strong and are expected to become very strong later in the day.
No dust warnings have been issued on the island but the Labour office posted reminders regarding air quality precautions, citing moderate to high levels registering in areas affected by industrial dust and traffic pollution, primarily in the east and south.
Temperature highs registered in the upper teens while lows overnight are expected to drop to 8° Celsius inland, around 12 out west, approximately 10 in all other coastal regions. It will be 2 degrees up on the mountains where frost is expected to form.
On Wednesday, mixed weather is expected with mostly clear skies between periods with clouds as well as chances of local showers or even thunderstorms. Very strong winds are also expected.
Temperature will range in the upper teens in all areas except on the mountains where it will drop down to single digits.
Thursday will be clear but periods of cloudy skies are also expected, with chances of rain and possibly thunderstorms. Weather is expected to clear by late afternoon, while temperatures will drop just slightly below normal averages for this time of the year.
Friday skies will be mostly clear with scattered clouds over local areas in some parts of the island. This pattern is expected to last through Saturday, when showers and thunderstorms are also expected along with snow on the highest peaks.
The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge was 20 inches, as recorded at 11am Tuesday morning.