The weather system called & # 8220; Philip & # 8221; affects the area, with the cold gas mass that accompanies it remaining in the area for the next few days.
Today, the weather will be mostly cloudy and local rains and isolated thunderstorms are expected, while locally in the mountains snowfall is expected, which from time to time may be dense. Transient snowfall or sleet is also expected in some semi-mountainous areas, while the effects are quite limited from noon onwards. The winds will blow generally westerly to northwesterly, in the morning very strong, 6 Beaufort and temporarily locally on the west and north mainly coast to strong, 6 to 7 Beaufort. From the afternoon onwards the winds weaken and become strong to very strong, 5 to 6 Beaufort, of the same direction. The sea will be up to wavy, on the south and east coasts and up to very wavy, on the west and north coasts. The temperature will rise to around 10 degrees inland, on the west and north coasts, around 12 on the south and east coasts and around minus 4 degrees in the higher mountains. There will be frost locally in the mountains.
In the meantime, a yellow warning is in effect until 08:00 on Friday, March 11th. According to the Meteorological Department, for strong to stormy westerly, as northwesterly winds, intensity 7 and, locally, up to 8 Beaufort, which will affect the northern, western and southwestern parts of the island.
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Tonight, the weather will be partly cloudy and at times mostly cloudy and rain is expected in places. In mountainous areas snowfall is expected from time to time, while snow or sleet is expected temporarily in some semi-mountainous areas. Winds will be westerly to northwesterly, moderate to strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort and locally strong, 5 Beaufort to become later, mainly in leeward areas, weak to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort and locally moderate, 4 Beaufort. The sea will be turbulent, on the south and east coasts and wavy, on the west and north coasts. The temperature will drop to around 3 degrees inland, around 5 on the south and east coasts, around 7 on the west and north coasts and around minus 7 degrees in the higher mountains. In the mountains, in the semi-mountains and in some lowland areas frost will form.
On Saturday, the weather will be partly cloudy and at times mostly cloudy and isolated rains and snow are expected in mountainous areas, while temporary snowfall or snowfall. is also expected in some semi-mountainous areas.
On Sunday, the weather remains mostly cloudy, with occasional local rains and snow in the mountains, while snow or sleet is expected locally in the semi-mountains.
On Monday, periods of sunshine will alternate with periods of increased cloudiness, while in the evening the weather will become partly cloudy with isolated rain and snow in the mountains or semi-mountains. During the three days, total frost will prevail locally in mountainous areas.
The temperature will drop slightly at the weekend and rise slightly on Monday, to generally be well below the average climatic values.
The height of the snow in Troodos Square, at the time of issuance of the bulletin, was 34 cm.