Cyprus Mail

Met office issues thunderstorm warning

The meteorological office on Friday issued a yellow warning urging caution due to heavy thunderstorms across the island.

The warning, issued for the hours between 11am and 6pm, said that there is a possibility of local heavy thunderstorms, with precipitation exceeding 35 millimetres per hour. The met office said that this weather pattern is expected to persist until Saturday noon.

Storms are expected to be intense with the possibility also of hail in some areas. The entire island is expected to be affected.

The met office warned members of the public to “take extra care in exposed areas such as mountains, forests and open-air terrain.” It also said that the weather conditions may disrupt outdoor activities.

The weather pattern is forecast to gradually start changing from Saturday evening. Sunday and Monday are expected to be mostly cloudy with the possibility of local showers on Monday night.

Temperatures on Saturday are expected to reach 20 degrees Celsius on the east coast, 19C inland and in other coastal areas and 10C over higher mountain areas.

A slight rise in temperature is expected on Sunday and will remain at the same levels on Monday and Tuesday.

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