The met office has issued a yellow alert warning of extreme high temperatures on Tuesday as a hot air mass continues to grip the island, keeping the thermometer well above average for the time of year.
In its extreme high temperature warning, the met office said temperatures will soar to 40C inland and 33C over Troodos’ highest peaks tomorrow, which is some five degrees Celsius above the seasonal average.
The yellow alert is in force from 1 pm to 4 pm.
Cyprus has experienced a particularly hot and protracted summer with temperatures stuck in the 40s for several weeks in July and August.
Nicosia experienced a maximum 38 C at 3 pm on Monday but will be even warmer tomorrow according to the met office forecast. It was 31 C in Prodromos.
However, some respite is round the corner with temperatures set to move down as from Wednesday. There will be a noticeable drop inland, in the mountains and the west and north coasts on Wednesday and a smaller drop on the remaining coasts, to a little above the seasonal average.
Temperatures will fall further on Thursday and Friday.
Light dust is possible, mainly from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning.