News Local Rain and thunderstorms; met office yellow alert in force until 10 pm

Rain and thunderstorms; met office yellow alert in force until 10 pm

The met office issued a yellow alert warning of heavy rain and possible hailstorms as a low pressure system affects the area.

The total rain accumulation is likely to locally exceed 35 millimeters in 24 hours. The yellow alert is in force  until 10 pm on Wednesday.

Local showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected at intervals on Wednesday, with snow or sleet in the mountains. Rain may be heavy in places, the met office said. Temperatures will be 15 C inland, 15 C on the coast and 6 C in the mountains.

On Thursday and Friday the weather will be cloudy at intervals with scattered showers and/or thunderstorms and sleet in the mountains.

Temperatures will edge up to higher than average for the time of year.

Temperatures will drop again on Saturday with scattered showers and/or storms expected and snow in the mountains.

Top Stories

160 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 160 new COVID-19 cases on 23 October, out of 4,327 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,314. The break-down of new...

Health Ministry insists there is confirmed case among American Center staff

The Health Ministry replied to the denial of the American Medical Center regarding a confirmed case among its staff. In an announcement the Ministry noted...

Health Ministry replies to accusation about delay of the tracing unit

The tracing unit contacts the persons who have tested positive to COVID-19 as soon as it is informed by the relevant laboratories and the...

Professor of Microbiology concerned about asymptomatic patients

Dr Petros Karayiannis, Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School, has expressed concern over the great number of private hospitals,...

30-year-old missing for seven months (PHOTO)

Police are looking for 30-year old NAKITA YASMEEN from the United Kingdom, whose traces have been lost since March 2020. Yasmeen’s disappearance was today...

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...