News Local Unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon

Unsettled weather with showers and thunderstorms this afternoon

Weak low pressure is beginning to affect the area bringing rain and the possibility of thunderstorms.

Tuesday will start off mainly cloudy with local light showers and scattered rain or possible thunderstorms in the afternoon. There will be snowfall at intervals in the higher Troodos peaks.

Temperatures will rise to 16 C inland and on the coast and 8 C in the higher mountains.

Tonight will be partly cloudy and initially scattered showers and/or thunderstorms are forecast while there will be snow in the mountains, however the phenomena will soon dissipate.

Wednesday and Thursday will be partly cloudy with scattered showers at intervals while on Thursday thunderstorms are also possible. Snow or sleet is expected in the higher Troodos peaks.

Friday will be partly cloudy with local rain, isolated thunderstorms and snow in the mountains.

Temperatures will edge up a little on Wednesday and Thursday to a little above the seasonal average but will drop on Friday.

The depth of snow at Troodos Square at the time of issue of the early morning weather bulletin was 75 cm.


All roads are open but the Pedoulas-Prodromos, Kakopetria-Karvounas and Pedoulas-Pinewood-Kakopetria roads area slippery because of ice and drivers are urged to be particularly careful.


Top Stories

Opposition party protests changed position on protected turtle habitat beaches

Opposition Akel party on Friday protested against the changed position by authorities to now allow two Natura 2000 protected beach areas in Paphos district...

EU’s Borrell in Cyprus for talks on upcoming informal summit on divided island

Visiting EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell is meeting Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades around 10 am on Friday. Their talks...

UK’s Boohoo urged to link fashion bosses’ bonuses to improved worker rights

Fashion brand Boohoo should link bosses' hefty bonuses to improved workers' rights instead of simply chasing growth, British lawmakers said on Friday, following reports...

Pope Francis travels to Iraq

Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane for his visit to Iraq, at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy.

U.S., UK suspend tariffs in bid to settle aircraft row

The United States have agreed to a four-month suspension of retaliatory tariffs imposed on British goods such as Scotch whisky over a long-running aircraft...


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...


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...