Cyprus Mail

Second red alert this week, 42C inland on Thursday

The Met Office has issued a red alert for extreme high temperatures for Thursday, the second such warning this week.

In an announcement, the Met Office said that the maximum temperature is expected to rise to around 42 C inland and around 36 C over the mountains.

The alert is in force from 12 noon to 5 pm on Thursday.

“Take action, extreme high temperatures are expected. Protect yourself and support vulnerable people. Act on advice given by authorities. Expect possible infrastructural breakdowns,” the Met Office said.

The first red alert this summer was issued for Monday when temperatures soared to 44 C inland.

The maximum temperature at 3 pm on Wednesday was 40 C in Nicosia.

Cyprus has seen sizzling hot temperatures for much of July and August. The Met Office forecasts temperatures to edge up even further on Friday, dropping slightly on the weekend but remaining well above average for the time of year.



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