Maximum temperatures will be around 40C inland and around 32C over Troodos’ highest peaks on Saturday, the met office said as it issued a new extreme high temperature warning.
The yellow alert is in force from 12 noon to 4.00 pm. It comes on the back of similar warnings this past week, with the thermometer stuck at 40C and over.
In its forecast for Saturday, the met office said that the weather will be fine with temperatures rising to around 40C inland, around 34C on the east and south coasts, around 36C on the north coast and around 32C in the mountains.
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be fine with temperatures gradually edging down over the three days, mainly inland and in the mountains, to close to seasonal average.
The highest temperatures at 3.00 pm on Friday were Nicosia 41C, Larnaca Airport 37C, Limassol 38C, Paphos Airport 31C, Frenaros 36C, Prodromos 32C and Polis Chrysochous 35C. Humidity ranged from 17 per cent in Nicosia to 76 per cent at Paphos Airport.