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21 May, 2022
 
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Weather system sticks around to pummel Cyprus

Yellow warning Tuesday daytime as heavy winds and intense showers expected to show teeth

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A low pressure system is still affecting Cyprus on Tuesday with prolonged showers and possibly heavy thunderstorms in parts of the island, while a daytime flood watch is also in effect.

Officials issued a flood watch for Tuesday until afternoon at 4pm, with morning cloudy skies expecting local showers and isolated thunderstorms. In some areas intense rain and heavy thunderstorms are also expected along with very strong winds including powerful wind activity along coastlines.

The yellow warning said precipitation was expected to exceed 55 millimeters in a 24-hour period.

Temperature highs will reach 12 degrees Celsius inland, 14 along the coast, and 2 high up in the mountains where frost conditions remain.

Evening skies will be partly cloudy with chances of showers in coastal areas. Very strong winds are likely to continue, with temperature lows dropping to 1 degree inland, 7 in the west, 4 in all other coastal regions, while it will be seven below zero (-7) higher up. Frost conditions will remain in the mountains and foothill areas as well as leeward areas in interior lowlands.

The current system will remain in Cyprus through Wednesday evening.

Snowfall is expected throughout the week high up in the mountains. The last measurement of the Troodos Square snow gauge showed 20 inches as recorded Tuesday morning at 5am.

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