News Local Met Office issues extreme low temperature warning

Met Office issues extreme low temperature warning

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert, warning of extreme low temperatures tonight.

“The minimum temperature is expected to fall to around -9 C over the highest Troodos peaks,” it said.

And it added: “Be aware that low temperatures are expected. Some health risks among vulnerable people e.g. the elderly, very young and homeless are possible.”

The alert is in force from 11 pm on Saturday to 8 am on Sunday.

Earlier today the Met Office said that high pressure and a cold air mass which will recede on Wednesday are affecting the area.

Tonight will be mainly fine though at intervals there will be increased cloud. Temperatures will fall to 0 C inland, around 4 C on the east coast, around 3 C on the remaining coasts and -9 in the highest Troodos peaks.

Tomorrow will be cold with intervals of fine weather and intervals of cloud which may lead to light rain or even sleet in the lowlands and light snow in the mountains and semi-mountainous areas.

Temperatures will be 8 C inland, around 11 C on the coast and -3 in the mountains.

Tomorrow night will be cold with intervals of fine weather and intervals of cloud with the possibility of light showers or sleet in the lowlands and light snow fall in higher altitudes.

Monday will be mainly fine and cold while Tuesday will be cloudy at intervals with light showers mainly from midday on. Wednesday will be partly cloudy with light showers and light snowfall in the highest Troodos peaks.

Temperatures will edge up gradually until Tuesday but remain below the seasonal average, rising further on Wednesday to close to average for the time of year.

The highest temperatures recorded today were 13 C in Nicosia, 14 C at Larnaca Airport, 13 C in Limassol, 13 C at Paphos Airport, 12 C at Frenaros, -1 at Prodromos and 12 C in Polis Chrysochous.

 

Top Stories

166 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 166 new COVID-19 cases on 30 October, out of 3,672 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 4,217. The break-down of new...

Samos island: two children dead from collapse of wall; six dead in Turkey’s Izmir area

Two children died when a wall fell on them on the island of Samos on Thursday, the first reported Greek casualties of an earthquake...

Protest outside Polish Embassy organized Saturday 15.30

A protest outside the Polish Embassy is being organized for tomorrow, Saturday at 15.30 in solidarity to the women in Poland since the government...

Seismologists warn of strong aftershocks to follow Samos earthquake

Seismologists warned that people should expect a series of strong aftershocks to follow the 6.7 Richter earthquake that hit the island of Samos and...

33-year-old arrested for stealing dogs

A 33-year-old man from Larnaca has been arrested in connection with a case of stealing animals. According to the police an arrest warrant was pending...

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...