News Local More rain forecast as police warn of slippery roads

More rain forecast as police warn of slippery roads

A low pressure system is moving slowly east with more rain forecast for today. There will be dust in the atmosphere at intervals, particularly tonight. The dust will gradually clear from Friday night, the met office said.

Road update

Police have warned that because of the heavy rain, roads are slippery and some roads are closed.

The Ayios Nicolaos to Mandria Platres road is closed because of landslides. Drivers are advised to use the Ayios Nicolaos-Arsos-Omodhos road.

Tselefos Bridge and the Salamiou-Galataria and the Kelokedara-Nata-Salamiou roads are closed as is Potamia bridge in Nicosia district.
Weather forecast

Today will be partly cloudy and cloudy at intervals with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Snowfall or snow showers are possible in Troodos.

Temperatures will be 16 C inland and on the east coast, 17 C on remaining coasts and around 6 C in the higher mountains.

Tonight there will be intervals of mainly fine weather and intervals of cloud, while isolated showers and thunderstorms are forecast, particularly near the coasts. Snowfall in forecast in Troodos. Temperatures will fall to 8 C inland, around 9 C on the coasts and 1 C in the mountains.

Friday will be partly cloudy and at intervals cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Snowfall is expected in the mountains. Temperatures will remain about the same at average for the time of year.

On Saturday there will be intervals of cloud and intervals of fine weather and scattered showers and/or thunderstorms are forecast. Snowfall is expected in the higher mountain peaks.

Sunday will be mainly fine with increased cloud at noon and in the afternoon. Temperatures will remain at above average for the time of year.

At the time of issue of the weather bulletin, there was 40 cm of snow in Troodos Square.

Top Stories

Access to Troodos controlled by Police

The Police announced that on the basis of the Health Ministry decrees aiming to contain the outbreak of the pandemic, tomorrow Sunday, access to...

129 new cases, four deaths announced on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the death of four persons due to COVID-19. This raises the death toll from the virus in Cyprus to 183,...

Crowding at Troodos; lots of fines by police

Lots of traffic was today seen at Troodos. In order to maintain order but also to monitor that people respected the measures aiming to...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Sunday 24 January

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Sunday, 24 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Parking place Lidl supermarket, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Glafkos Clerides Park, Germasoyia 08:30-16:30 Municipal...

Larry King dies at 87

Larry King dies at 87. Photo taken at his concert at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida on January 25, 2012. (Reuters)

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...