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Unsettled weather due to continue on Tuesday

Some roads are still dangerous due to extreme weather conditions, and the fire services had to respond to 121 calls for help during the past four days, authorities said on Tuesday.

Due to dense fog prevailing in the Panayia area in Paphos, visibility is very limited, police warned.  Drivers are advised to be extremely careful, move slowly, maintain a safe distance from vehicles ahead.

Also, as a result of landslides the road Statos – Ayios  Fotis – Pentalia has become dangerous as there are stones and soil in places.

From March 11 until March 15 the fire services responded to 121 calls for help, 75 because of fires and 43 for special services.

From Monday morning to Tuesday morning, 17 calls were directly related to incidents caused by weather conditions. However, the fire services reported that no serious incidents were recorded.

During the last two days, 25.2 mm in rainfall was recorded in the government-controlled areas after a huge storm in the early hours of Monday. Most of the rain fell in Platania, 55.7 mm, and the lowest reported figure is 5.6 mm for Peristerona.

This brings the total rainfall for the month up to 36.5 mm, which is 59 per cent of the average amount for March.

From October 1 until today the total was 243mm, still only 56 per cent of the average recorded in recent years.

On Tuesday, isolated thunderstorms and local showers are forecast, with the possibility of sleet in the Troodos mountains peaks.



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