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Met issues yellow thunderstorm warning (Updated)

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A power cut in Moni due to the stormy weather is affecting the area, spokeswoman at the electricity authority Christian Papadopoulou said on Friday.

According to Papadopoulou, it is hoped the fault can be repaired remotely and the power will be restored soon.

In the morning, a thunderstorm accompanied by heavy rain and hail hit the area around Episkopi and other regions around Limassol.

The stormy weather is heading east.

The met office has issued a yellow thunderstorm warning for the day, valid from 9am until 6pm.

According to the alert, isolated heavy thunderstorms are likely to affect the area. The rate of precipitation is expected to be between 35 and 55 millimetres per hour while hail is possible.

Temperatures will hit around 25C inland and near the coast and 17C in the higher mountains.

They will drop to 14C in the Nicosia area, 16C to 20C along the coast and 8C in Troodos.

More rain and thunderstorms are expected on Saturday, but the skies will clear by the afternoon.

Temperatures are likely to remain at the same levels, slightly above average for the time of the year.

 

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