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Police warnings, as bad weather hits the island (updated)

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Police on Wednesday morning called on drivers travelling on the Limassol to Platres road to be extremely careful because of landslides caused by rain.

Drivers were warned that rocks and earth blocked one lane of the road in some places.

They should drive at low speed, keep a safe distance from other vehicles and where necessary give priority to vehicles going in the opposite direction.

By lunchtime the road was cleared but drivers were told to continue to drive at low speeds and keep a safe distance from other vehicles.

Heavy rain which fell in Limassol also flooded roads.

The rainy weather is expected to last three days with temperatures rising slightly on Thursday but dropping again on Saturday.

So far, the rainfall for this month is just 30 per cent of the normal for the year, with most falling in Limassol.

More local showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected on Wednesday and there is the possibility of hail.

The temperature will rise to around 26C inland and near the south and east coast, around 24 elsewhere, and 16C in higher mountains.

In the evening the weather will be partly cloudy though in the west and north more rain may fall. The lowest temperatures are expected to be 13C inland, 14C on the coast, and 8C in Troodos.

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