Weather warning : storm expected in Cyprus

Weather officials have raised the awareness level from yellow to orange.

On Tuesday around 2am, Nicosia and Limassol were pounded with severe weather, included heavy storms, gale force winds, and hail, resulting to road flooding and property damages.

The Meteorology department later revised its forecast, saying “heavy thunderstorms probably accompanied by hail will affect the area” where rain water accumulation possibly could exceed 70 milimetres in a six-hour period, more than double the estimate issued hours earlier.

Rain will continue on Friday expected only in the early parts of the day, while Saturday will be partly cloudy with low chances of rain showers and thunderstorms.

Temperatures on the whole will drop slightly as the week progresses, until by the end of the week they reach just below normal averages for this time of the year.