There is a chilly day ahead, while some schools in the mountains will remain closed and a number of roads only open to 4×4 drives and vehicles equipped with snow chains.
The education ministry announced on Friday morning that schools in Lemythou, Kyperounta, Platres, Agros, Pelendri, Trimiklini and Moniatis will stay closed due to the weather conditions.
The following road are accessible only for vehicles with snow chains and four-wheel drives:
Karvounas – Troodos
Troodos – Platres
Prodromos – Troodos
Moniatis – Platres
Platres – Trooditissa
Pera Pedi – Mandria
Kato Platres – Phoini – Lemithou
Kalo Chorio – Agros
Karvounas – Kyperounta – Agros
Trimiklini – Pelendri
Amiantos – Karvounas
Pedoulas – Prodromos – Trooditissa
Pedoulas – Pinewood – Kakopetria
Kakopetria – Karvounas
Kambos – Pyrgou
Kalopanayiotis – Pedoulas
Gerakies – Kykkos
The strong winds of Thursday night will continue on Friday morning but will gradually die down by the afternoon. Temperatures will rise to 11C inland and 13C at the coast.
At night they are forecast to drop to 1C around Nicosia, 3C to 5C in coastal areas and -6 in the higher mountains.
It will get markedly warmer during the weekend, reaching levels above average for the time of the year.