News Local Thick fog, as met office warns of heavy thunderstorms and rain

Thick fog, as met office warns of heavy thunderstorms and rain

The met office has issued a yellow alert for Monday, warning of thunderstorms  and heavy rain.

Police meanwhile are warning that there is thick fog in various parts of Cyprus and are urging drivers to be particularly careful because visibility is  extremely limited. Drivers must drive slowly, keep a safe distance from other vehicles and keep their lights on.

The yellow alert is in force from 5 am to 5 pm on Monday. The met office said that heavy thunderstorms are likely with the rain intensity locally exceeding 35 millimeters per hour.

In its forecast for the next few days, the met office said that low pressure is affecting the area and Monday will be mainly cloudy with rain and isolated thunderstorms. Improvement is expected late in the afternoon.

Temperatures will be 18 C inland and on the coasts and around 9 C in the mountains.

Tonight will see periods of mainly fine weather but also intervals of cloud that will lead to isolated showers. Temperatures will fall to 7 C inland, 10 C on the coasts and 3 C in the mountains, where frost is expected.

On Tuesday there will be intervals of mainly fine weather but also periods of cloud that are expected to lead to isolated rain. Late in the afternoon and mainly at night the weather will become mainly cloudy with rain and isolated thunderstorms, while sleet or snow is possible is the higher Troodos peaks later at night. Temperatures will rise to a little above average for the time of year.

Wednesday will be cloudy at intervals with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Sleet or snow is expected in the higher Troodos peaks. The weather will improve at night. Temperatures will drop but remain to close to average for the time of year.

Thursday will be mainly fine with localised increased cloud at intervals. Temperatures will edge up, remaining close to average for the time of year.

 

Top Stories

Bottled water withdrawn from Cyprus market

The Health Ministry is informing consumers that within the framework of the officials tests conducted in the market, the Ministry’s health services have tested...

President: Attack against Macron insults European values

In a written statement, President Anastasiades said that this attack, against the French President from the leader of a country which is candidate for...

Finance Minister: No lockdown forseen in 2021 state budget

Minister of Finance Constantinos Petrides called on MPs to approve the 2021 state budget given the critical moments facing Cyprus due to the coronavirus...

Mitsotakis-Anastasiades have working lunch

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday had a working lunch with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades. According to government sources, during the lunch they discussed Turkey's...

Dendias-Lavrov: Greece has right to extend its territorial waters to 12 n.m.

Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias and visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday agreed it was Greece's ιnalienable right to extend its territorial...

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...