The southern half of Cyprus is under an extended yellow warning all day Monday due to heavy thunderstorms, as a weakening cyclone southwest of the island is still affecting the area.
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A yellow warning went into effect Monday morning at 7am through the evening at 7pm, regarding areas in the southern half of the island where isolated heavy thunderstorms are expected throughout the day.
During heavy thunderstorms there are also chances of hail, according to weather officials, whose warning came with flood watches in all areas as precipitation was expected to range between 35 and 50 millimeters in a given hour.
Monday skies will range from partly cloudy to cloudy with lots of thunderstorm activity while strong winds are expected in local areas in the southwest as well as along the northern coast.
Temperature highs will reach 24 degrees Celsius inland and coastal regions while it will be 11 high up in the mountains.
Evening skies will range from partly cloudy to cloudy with showers expected in local areas including possible thunderstorms especially in the southwest. Temperature lows will drop to 17 degrees inland and coast while it will be 10 higher up.
Tuesday temperatures are expected to rise and reach close to normal levels for this time of the year, while showers and thunderstorms will continue will decreasing chances as the cyclone southwest of the island continues to weaken.