Temperatures remain stubbornly above the seasonal average, with the met office issuing yet another extreme high temperature warning, in force for Saturday from 12.30 noon to 4.00 pm.

According to the latest yellow alert, the maximum temperature is expected to rise to around 41C inland and to around 33C over Troodos’ highest peaks.

And, in its weather forecast for the next few days, the met office said that Saturday will be mainly fine with temperatures rising to 41C inland, around 35C in the north and east coasts and around 33C on the remaining coasts and in the mountains.

Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be mainly fine with local low cloud and patchy mist, or fog expected at night and early in the morning.

Temperatures will gradually edge down until Monday inland and in the mountains, but there will be no significant change on the coasts, remaining overall slightly above the seasonal average on Monday and Tuesday.

The maximum temperatures at 3.00 pm on Friday were Nicosia 41C, Larnaca Airport 37C, Limassol 33C, Paphos Airport 32C, Frenaros 36C, Prodromos 32C and Polis Chrysochous 37C. Humidity ranged from 15 per cent at Prodromos to 57 per cent at Paphos Airport.