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Yellow weather warning in place for Wednesday

cloudy weather
The Akamas region

The met service issued a new yellow weather warning for storms on Wednesday, as sleet and hail is expected in the mountains.

The warning for heavy thunderstorms will be in affect from 12 to 6pm and will likely affect mainly the eastern half of the island.

In a previous forecast, the met service announced that gradually increasing clouds are expected to bring isolated rains or storms mainly on the coasts on Wednesday.

On the highest peaks of Troodos, snow, sleet and hail are possible.

Winds will be mainly south-westerly to north-westerly, initially moderate, up to 4 Beaufort and later up to strong, 5 Beaufort. The sea will be very rough. Temperatures will rise to 20 C in the interior and the coasts, and 10 C in the higher mountains.

At night rains or storms are expected, mainly in the west. Winds will be mainly south-westerly to north-westerly, light to moderate, up to 4 Beaufort, at times up to strong, 5 Beaufort, on the coasts. The sea will remain very rough. Temperatures will drop to 10 C in the interior and the coasts and 4 C in the higher mountains, where frost is expected.

On Thursday isolated rains and storms are expected mainly in the mountains. On Friday, rains are expected to continue. On Saturday the weather will be mainly clear.

Temperatures will gradually rise to reach slightly above average for the season.

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