News Local Met Office: Hottest May in past 30 years

Met Office: Hottest May in past 30 years

 

Last month was the hottest May in the past 30 years, the Met Office said on Wednesday.

It said extremely high temperatures, both maximum and minimum, had been recorded at its stations at Athalassa, Larnaca Airport, TEPAK Limassol and elsewhere in May.

“These were record temperatures for the month of May and make May 2020 as the month with the highest maximum and minimum temperatures for at least the past 30 years,” it said.

The maximum temperature of 44.4°C recorded in Astromeritis on May 19 was the highest ever recorded for the month of May in Cyprus.

The maximum temperature of 43.9°C recorded at Athalassa on the same day was the highest recorded at the specific station for May and June since 1983, from when there are records.

Table shows highest maximum temperatures per station for the month of May.

The stations are (left to right) Athalassa, Astromeritis, Paphos Airport, Polis, Limassol TEPAK, Larnaca Airport, Athienou, Kalavasos and Prodromos. Some have been in operation for longer than others.

Table shows highest minimum temperatures per station for the month of May.

Top Stories

EU, Turkey cautiously eye improved ties after tough 2020

The European Union and Turkey have pressed each other to take concrete steps to improve relations long strained by disagreements over energy, migration and...

EU to tighten travel curbs for virus hot spots as third wave fears mount

The European Commission has proposed to EU leaders identifying "dark red" coronavirus hot spots from which all but essential travel would be discouraged after...

President Anastasiades says slow rollout of EU vaccines a problem

President Nicos Anastasiades has pointed out the problems Cyprus is confronted with because of the slow rollout from the EU of Covid-19 vaccines. This is...

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget approved by marginal majority

Cyprus’ revised 2021 budget was approved by marginal majority on Thursday evening allowing the government to deal with the crucial economic fallout from the...

Mainly fine on Friday with high cloud in the afternoon

Mainly fine on Friday with high cloud developing in the afternoon and light snow falling on  Troodos mountain. Winds will be north-westerly to north-easterly, initially...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...