With temperatures forecast to reach 39C in Nicosia by Friday, the Health Services on Tuesday urged the public to protect themselves from the extreme heat.
Particularly vulnerable are infants, the elderly and pregnant women.
People suffering from chronic diseases (respiratory, cardiovascular, etc.) are advised to consult their doctors for measures.
Other sensitive groups are the obese, people not used to working in a hot, sunny and humid environments, people with chronic diseases and those taking medications such as diuretics.