Cyprus is set to bask in a hot weekend with temperatures set to rise further on Saturday and Sunday.
The highest temperature on Thursday is expected to be 36C in the Nicosia region, up from 34C the previous day, and a further rise is forecast from Friday.
During the weekend, it will remain as hot. In coastal areas, it is slightly cooler, topping at 29C.
At night, temperatures will drop to 16C to 18C depending on the area.
According to the Met office, the skies will be mostly clear though some high clouds can be observed on Friday evening.