High temperatures and high levels of dust will prevail on Monday, but come Tuesday afternoon the dust is set to subside.
And as for the temperatures – to reach a high of 37C inland and 30C in coastal areas – these will drop significantly, according to the Met Office.
Elevated dust levels were recorded in Limassol where the latest hourly dust concentration, measured at 9am, was 130.9μg/m3.
In Larnaca, the dust level was 125μg/m3 and in Paphos it was 113.2μg/m3.
In Nicosia, the concentration was 98.7 μg/m3 and in Paralimni 54.3.
Authorities have clarified hat dust refers to respirable particulate matter of a diameter smaller than 10μm (PM10) in the air.
According to the legislation, a limit value not to be exceeded is set for the daily average concentrations at 50μg/m3 (microgrammes per cubic metre).
The dust contains small inhalable particles which may have a negative effect on human health.
That’s why the public and especially vulnerable persons such as children and the elderly are urged to avoid going outdoors until the dust subsides.