News Local Some scattered showers as weather begins to clear

Some scattered showers as weather begins to clear

High pressure is beginning to affect the area and Monday will see intervals of sunshine and intervals of increased cloud which locally may lead to some isolated showers in the morning. There may be snow or sleet in the higher mountains.

Temperatures will be 19 C inland and on the coast and around 9 C in the mountains.

Tonight will be mainly fine and temperatures will fall to 6 C inland, 9 C on the south and east coast, 10  C on the west coast and 2 C in the mountains.

Tuesday will be mainly fine, but at noon and in the afternoon there will be intervals of increased cloud. Temperatures will edge up a little, particularly inland and in the mountains, to slightly above average for the time of year.

Wednesday and Thursday start off mainly fine but will become partly cloudy later with scattered showers and the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. There may be snow fall in the mountains.

Temperatures will drop gradually to close to average for the time of year.

At the time of issue of the early morning weather bulletin there was 52 cm of snow on Troodos Square.

Road update

The Paphos-Limassol highway from Pissouri to Avidmou exit remains closed because of mudslides and traffic is being diverted via the old Paphos-Limassol road.

In Paphos because of flooded streams, rock slides and problems with the road surface the following roads remain closed:

  • Ayios Nicolaos-Pera Vasa at Tselefos Bridge
  • Kelokedara-Amargeti- Nata at Ziripilli Bridge
  • Salamiou-Galataria, Panagia tou Sindi Bridge
  • Ayios Nicolaos- Mandria
  • Episkopi-Nata

The Ayios Nicolaos-Kaminaria and the Kelokedara-Filousa roads are open but dangerous because of rockslides.

The Paramythia-Gerasa road in Limassol district is also dangerous.

In the Troodos area all roads are open by slippery and drivers are urged to be careful.

Updates on road conditions are available on the police app, their social media pages and website www.cypruspolicenews.com .

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