March 5th, 2018Tens of thousands of households across Britain suffered water supply problems on Monday after pipes burst when snow thawed and normal weather conditions returned to the country.
The worst snowstorms in nearly 30 years had frozen water in pipes last week, water suppliers said, during a blast of Siberian cold dubbed "the Beast from...
February 28th, 2018Much of Britain and Ireland was blanketed in snow on Wednesday as freezing Siberian weather dubbed 'the Beast from the East', disrupted the travel plans of thousands.
Hundreds of schools were closed and there were delays on roads, railways and at airports on one of the coldest days Britain has experienced at this time of the year...
January 25th, 2018Police on Thursday announced that due to snowfall, the following roads are open only to vehicles with four-wheel drive or anti-slip chains:
Karvounas - Troodos
Platres - Troodos
Prodromos - Troodos
Pedoulas - Prodromos
Prodromos - Platres
Prodromos - Lemithou
Pedoulas - Pinewood -...
January 23rd, 2018Rain and snow in the higher mountain regions are expected for Tuesday, the met office announced in the morning.
Due to snowfall the following roads are accessible for four-wheel drives and vehicles with snow chains only: Karvounas - Troodos, Platres – Troodos and Prodromos – Troodos.
Roads which are slippery due to rainfall...
December 7th, 2017Due to heavy snowfall in the Troodos area, the roads from Platres to Troodos, Karvounas to Troodos and Prodromos to Troodos are open only to four-wheel drive vehicles and those equipped with snow chains.
Drivers are urged to be extra careful, drive at low speeds and maintain safe distances from vehicles in front of...
December 4th, 2017A drop in temperatures and snow are on the cards for the next couple of days, as a cold front moves in the met office said.
Isolated showers are expected on Tuesday, mainly on the west and north coast, as northwest winds gradually pick up force through the day.
Temperatures are expected to reach 19 Celsius inland and 21 on the...
February 16th, 2017Drivers are asked to be particularly careful in the mountain areas because of snow and ice on the roads.
Police have announced that the following roads are open only to four-wheel drive vehicles and those equipped with snow chains:
Farmakas - Odous
Vavatsinias - Machairas
Kakopetria - Karvounas
Kakopetria - Spilia
February 13th, 2017Police warned on Monday morning that the roads from Karvounas, Platres and Prodromos to Troodos are open only to four-wheel drive vehicles and those fitted with snow chains and asked drivers to be careful on the slippery mountain roads.
On Monday isolated rain and snow in the mountains are expected with temperatures topping at 13C...
January 27th, 2017As Cyprus braced for the coldest days of winter to date, police on Friday urged motorists to avoid unnecessary movement and be extra careful when driving, as heavy snowfall, even at lower areas, had forced the closure of numerous roads while rendering others dangerous.
Snow fell in lower areas, reaching Ergates, Pera Orinis, and...
January 16th, 2017Roads in the Troodos area are open to all vehicles on Monday but in some places they may be slippery due to frost.
Police warned in their morning briefing that drivers should be careful as it is possible that the situation may deteriorate due to changing weather conditions.
On Monday the weather will be partly cloudy with some...
January 14th, 2017Police urged drivers on Saturday to be extra careful, especially when travelling in the higher regions, as road conditions changed continuously due to the weather.
In a written statement in the morning, police said due to ice, the road from Prodromos to Troodos was open only to vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drive.
January 2nd, 2017Police on Monday afternoon said that vehicles had been trapped in the snow on roads up to Troodos after drivers ignored warnings that many roads were closed.
In their latest update on the road network, police said that there was increased traffic on mountain roads, especially those leading to Troodos, but many cars had been stuck in...
December 29th, 2016A low pressure system in the area brings more rain, storms and snowfall in the mountains on Thursday.
Gradually the weather will improve and some sunny intervals are expected but local showers, strong winds and isolated thunderstorms will prevail in the afternoon. Temperatures will rise to 15C inland, 16C in coastal areas and 3C in...
December 23rd, 2016All roads to Troodos have been closed amid heavy snowfall, police said on Friday.
Visibility in the area was limited, the force said, urging caution.
A hailstorm also rendered part if the Limassol to Paphos motorway near Paramali and Avdimou dangerous.
Police said bad weather conditions, mainly in higher areas, affected the road...
December 22nd, 2016According to the police morning briefing, all roads leading to Troodos are closed to all vehicles due to snowfall as well as the roads from Amiantos to Karvounas and Machairas to Kionia.
Visibility in the Troodos area is very poor due to fog.
The depth of snow in Troodos square is 35cm and on Mount Olympus 45cm.
December 15th, 2016Police on Thursday urged drivers to be especially careful due the presence of ice on some roads.
The roads leading to Troodos are open only to four-wheel drive vehicles or those with snow chains.
According to the morning briefing by police, there are no serious problems on the island’s main roads but due to frost the following...
December 14th, 2016
The wintery weather continued on Wednesday with snowfall around Troodos, low temperatures and strong winds.
Schools in Mandria, Amiandos and Kyperounda remained closed due to the snow.
In Peristerona, in the Nicosia district, the village mosque and its minaret and a number of nearby houses were extensively damaged in...
November 28th, 2016A weak high pressure system over Cyprus during the next few days will bring much welcome rain although with a sharp drop in temperatures.
“There will be a lot of rain and snow over the next three days,” Met officer Panayiotis Mouskos said on Monday, “it seems that the system will leave the area after that but it may leave some...
February 21st, 2016Due to heavy snowfall, all roads leading to the Troodos are open only for vehicles with four-wheel drive and equipped with snow chains, police said on Sunday.
Drivers are requested to be especially careful, drive at low speeds, maintain a safe distance from those ahead and leave the headlights of their vehicles on.
They are also...
January 26th, 2016For the second day, temperatures are set to remain low with snow on the mountains and hilly areas, the met office said on Tuesday.
Temperatures will be -3C in the mountains, 8C inland and 11C in coastal areas.
Overnight on Tuesday temperatures are expected to drop to -6C in the higher mountains, 2C inland and around 4C on the...
January 25th, 2016Some schools remained closed on Monday, as a cold spell gripped the island with snow and temperatures as low as -9C in the mountains – seven degrees below normal -- according to the met office, which issued a yellow warning for higher regions.
The warning, in force from 10pm tonight until 8am on Tuesday morning, was issued due to...
January 24th, 2016Due to weather conditions police said on Sunday that all roads to Troodos (Karvounas - Troodos, Platres-Troodos, Prodromos-Troodos), were closed to all vehicles, because of continued snowfall.
Other closed roads are:
· Pedoulas - Prodromos
· Pedoulas - Pinewood - Kakopetria
· Pedoulas - Lemythou
· Prodromos - Platres
January 22nd, 2016By Ian Simpson
New York and other East Coast cities readied fleets of snow plows, thousands of flights were canceled or delayed and residents stocked up on groceries ahead of a winter storm expected to dump up to 30 inches (76 cm) of snow on the region.
At least five states had declared emergencies by Thursday afternoon, as the...
January 21st, 2016POLICE were on Thursday evening advising motorists that due to slippery conditions the Prodromos-Troodos, Platres-Troodos and Karvounas-Troodos roads were open only to 4X4s and vehicles with snow chains.
Motorists were urged to drive carefully at low speeds and keep a safe distance from vehicles in front.
Drivers can review...
January 19th, 2016Due to the continuing wintry weather, all roads leading to Troodos and the road Pedoulas – Pinewood - Kakopetria are open only for vehicles with snow chains or four-wheel drives, police announced on Tuesday morning.
In addition, the roads Platania - Karvounas, Pedoulas - Prodromos - Kambos - Kykkos are open to all vehicles but are...
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