A yellow weather alert has been issued for Friday, as storms and hail are expected to affect Cyprus, the meteorological service said.

The warning will be in effect from 11am to 7pm on Friday, as inland and mountain areas of Cyprus are expected to be hit by thunderstorms and hail.

Rainfall is expected to reach about 35mm to 55mm per hour.

Earlier, the met office reported that on Friday temperatures would rise to around 21C inland, around 19C on the coast, and around 9C in the mountains.

On Saturday, isolated storms are expected.

Isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected on Sunday, mainly in the midday and afternoon hours.