News Local Updated: More rain and snow as temperatures drop

Updated: More rain and snow as temperatures drop

More rain is forecast on Sunday with snow or sleet possible in the mountains as a low pressure system accompanied by strong winds affect the area.

An improvement is expected in the afternoon.

Because of snow and ice a number of roads in the Troodos area are open only to four wheel drive cars or those equipped with snow chains

The met office said Sunday will be mainly cloudy with rain and isolated thunderstorms. Snow or sleet is expected in the mountains. The weather will improve in the afternoon, although there may be scattered showers and/or thunderstorms.

Temperatures will be 14 C inland and on the coast, and -1 C in the higher mountain ranges.

Tonight will see local increased cloud cover which may lead to scattered showers mainly in the west and north and a little snow in the mountains.

Temperatures will fall to 6 C inland, 11 C on the est coast, 9 C on remaining coasts and – 3 C in the mountains where there will be frost in places.

Monday will become mainly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are also expected on Tuesday. Wednesday will see increased cloud cover at intervals. Temperatures will remain at below average for the time of year.


Police said early on Sunday that because of snow and ice the following mountain roads are open only to four wheel drive cars and those equipped with snow chains:
Prodromos-Troodos, Platres-Troodos, Karvounas-Troodos, Pedoulas-Prodromos, Pedoulas – Pinewood – Kakopetria, Prodromos-Lemythou, Prodromos-Trooditissa-Platres, Kakopetria-Karvounas, Palechori-Agros,  Madari-Polystypos and Polystypos-Chandria.

In Paphos, the Keloekada-Nata roads and the Yalataria- Salamiou roads are closed because of flooding while Tselefos bridge remains closed.

Police warned that roads are slippery because of rain and urged drivers to be careful, to drive slowly and keep a safe distance from other vehicles.

Up to date information on the roads is available on the police’s app and on is webs site

Photos from Troodos


Top Stories

244 new cases, out of 11,163 tests announced on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 244 new Coronavirus cases out of 11,163 PCR and rapid antigen tests on Friday, 15 January, taking confirmed infections to...

Where to get antigen rapid tests on Saturday

The Health Ministry announced the following antigen rapid test sites for Saturday, 16 January 2021:   LIMASSOL Tassos Papadopoulos building – TEPAK, Limassol 08:30-16:30 Church Agia Varvara, Zakaki...

President Anastasides to get the second dose of COVID-19 vaccine next Monday

Cyprus President, Nicos Anastasiades, will receive the second dose of the vaccine against COVID-19, next Monday at the Health Center of Latsia, according to...

Expert says milder version of pandemic likely to be present in 2022

Dr Constantinos Tsioutis, Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine & Infection Prevention and Control at the Department of Medicine of the European University Cyprus and head...

Spain’s COVID-19 incidence climbs above 500 cases per 100,000 people

Increased activity at hospitals and health centres near Madrid was seen on Friday (January 15) as Spain's coronavirus incidence as measured over the past...


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...