The department of labour inspection on Tuesday issued a warning over high levels of dust in the atmosphere.
At 10am on Tuesday the average dust level rate was between 94 and 213 microgrammes per cubic metre, which means that the daily rate will exceed the average rate of 50mg/cu.m.
The department urged vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and ill people to avoid going outside until the phenomenon dissipates. It also advises people working in the open air to take the necessary precautions.
Meanwhile, rain is expected in the coming days but not on the scale of last month’s downpours, which caused serious flooding. Temperatures will be on normal levels.
The rain is expected to fall mainly along the coast on Wednesday and Thursday.
On Friday and early Saturday isolated rains and storms are expected.
Temperatures are to fall by two degrees Celsius on Wednesday and will remain the same throughout the week.
Temperatures will be around 15 to 16 degrees Celsius in Nicosia, 17 to 18 in the coastal areas and around to 6 in mountain areas.