A weak high pressure system and a cold nor’easter are affecting Cyprus as the week comes to an end, with low pressure setting in for the weekend.
Friday skies will be mostly cloudy, with high cloud covers initially and midlevel later in the day. Winds blowing from the northeast but also southeast are expected to reach 5 points on the Beaufort scale.
Air pollution levels are expected to rise over the weekend with overall temperature dropping just below normal averages except out west
Temperature highs will reach 14 degrees Celsius around the capital and parts of the interior, 18 in the west, around 16 in all other coastal regions, while it will be 9 degrees high up in the mountains.
Frosty conditions remained high up in the mountains early in the morning, while foothill areas were also affected.
Evening skies will remain mostly cloudy with temperature lows falling down to 8 degrees Celsius inland, around 12 along the coast, while it will be 4 degrees high up in the mountains, where frost is expected to form locally.
On Saturday, weather will be partly cloudy and at times cloudy with some chances of rain in the evening. Light snow is expected at the highest peaks of Troodos Mountains.
Sunday skies will continue to be partly cloudy with chances of local showers mainly in parts of the interior and in the east as well as snow high up in the mountains.
Air pollution levels are expected to rise over the weekend with overall temperature dropping just below averages except out west where it will be closer to normal averages for this time of the year.
Monday skies are expected to be mostly clear with some scattered clouds over local areas. Temperatures are expected to climb slightly, mainly inland and in the mountains where levels will be very close to normal averages.
The last snow measurement at Troodos Square was 21.6 inches, as recorded at 5am on Friday.