News Local More rain today as yellow alert remains in force until Thursday afternoon

More rain today as yellow alert remains in force until Thursday afternoon

After heavy rains overnight, a yellow alert remains in force until 4 pm today as a low pressure system centered on Crete affects the region.

Today will be cloudy with rain in many areas and isolated thunderstorms with the phenomena weakening in the afternoon. Snow or sleet is expected in the higher Troodos peaks. Temperatures will be 15 C inland, around 17 C on the coast and around 7 C in the mountains which are slightly below average.

Tonight will be partly cloudy and in places mainly cloudy and scattered showers or thunderstorms are expected, mainly on the coast. Snow or sleet is forecast in  the higher Troodos peaks. Temperatures will fall to 8 C inland, around 11 C on the coast and 3 C in the mountains where locally there will be frost.

Friday will be see scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms and snow or sleet in the higher Troodos peaks. From late at night the phenomena will be more widespread.

Saturday will be mainly cloudy and local showers and isolated thunderstorms are forecast. Snow or sleet is forecast in the higher Troodos mountains.

On Sunday there will be intervals of sunshine and intervals of increased cloud which after midday are expected to lead to isolated showers or thunderstorms in some areas.

Temperatures will edge up on Friday to close to average for the time of year but edge down on Saturday and Sunday.

In issuing the yellow alert the Met Office said:  Be aware of the potential for localised flooding of a small number of properties, with local disruption to outdoor activities. Difficult driving conditions due to reduced visibility and aquaplaning.


The section of the Larnaca-Paralimni motorway from the Sotira exit to the Xylophagou exit which had closed last night because of the accumulation of water has reopened.

Police say there is a lot of water on the road surface on the Larnaca-Dhekelia highway and are urging drivers to be careful.

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