A storm watch has been issued for Cyprus on Wednesday due to rain and thunderstorms, with possible flooding in some areas while the forecast for the rest of the week has been revised.
Weather officials issued a “rainfall warning” in the form of a yellow alert on Wednesday morning, effective from 6am through Thursday at 6am, due to flood risks caused by heavy rain.
A revised forecast for the rest of the week includes partly cloudy skies with local showers and isolated thunderstorms
The warning statement cited rain throughout the day as well as possible isolated thunderstorms in the late afternoon, with total rain accumulation likely expected to exceed 55 millimeters over a 24-hour period.
Temperatures on Wednesday will range between mid and low teens in all areas except in the mountains where they will remain at single digits.
Highs will reach 15° Celsius inland, 16 in the south and east, around 17 in the north and out west, while it will be 7 degrees up in the highest elevations.
Lows will drop to 10° Celsius inland and around 12 in all coastal regions, while it will be 3 degrees at the highest elevations.
A revised forecast for the rest of the week includes partly cloudy skies with local showers and isolated thunderstorms on Thursday and Friday, while rain on Saturday is expected to remain at minimum levels.
In an earlier report, officials said sunshine was expected on and off on Thursday and Friday.