Cyprus warning for storms

Cyprus was rocked by a barrage of stormy weather as the island is under the influence of a cyclone weather system moving from Crete.

The weather system caused a flash flood in Crete, killing one person and leaving two more missing on Monday.

The Cyprus Meteorological Service issued two yellow weather warnings in a row on Monday, with police warning drivers to be extra careful as roads across the island are slippery.

Yellow weather warnings are in effect until 7pm.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, 35 to 50 mm of precipitation will be expected, with a high chance of hail. Severe weather is expected to primarily affect the southern part of the island.

Monday’s weather will be partly cloudy throughout the day with occasional thunderstorms. rain and hail Expected in Limassol and Paphos parts.

The police warned that the mountain road was dangerous due to landslides.

In the mountainous Limassol region, a vehicle was crushed into a boulder in Shicopetra.

The accident occurred at 6:45 am on Monday on the road between Cicopetra and Aracapas, when at one point a large rock separated and crushed a passing vehicle. A 35-year-old man who was driving was slightly injured.

Meanwhile, the Paphos area was severely damaged, with fire departments receiving 30 distress calls from flooded homes and businesses.

Firefighters also stepped in to put out the fire at Polis Chrysox caused by lighting.

Three houses and one shop were also reported damaged in Yeroskipou.

In Nicosia, power outages were reported in Strovolos, Lazia, Engomi and Palouriotissa due to lightning strikes.

Monday’s maximum temperature 24 degrees Celsius 11°C inland and highest mountains. Nighttime temperatures drop to 17°C inland and 10°C in the mountains.

The weather will improve on Tuesday, with temperatures rising to 27°C inland, 25°C on the coast and 19°C in the mountains.

More rain is expected over the weekend.




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