Weak low pressure affecting the area.
Today, the weather will be mostly clear, although locally increased clouds will be observed at times. Winds will be mainly northwest moderate to strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort and locally initially on the windward to very strong, 5 to 6 Beaufort. The sea will be slightly rough to rough on the south and east coasts, but rough on the west and north coasts. The temperature will rise to 13 degrees in the interior, around 15 on the coasts and 4 degrees in the higher mountains, where frost may prevail locally.
Tonight, the weather will initially be mostly clear, but it will gradually become partly cloudy and locally mainly cloudy, while isolated showers or thunderstorms are expected in the west and north. Snow may fall in the higher mountains. Winds will be mainly northwesterly, light to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort. The sea will be a little rough on the south and east coasts and up to rough on the west and north coasts. The temperature will drop to 4 degrees inland, around 6 on the south and east coasts, around 9 on the west and north coasts and minus 2 degrees in the higher mountains. Frost is expected to form in the mountains and semi-mountains.
On Friday, initially the weather will be partly cloudy and isolated showers or storms are expected in the west and north. Gradually, it will become mostly cloudy and local rains and isolated storms are expected in several areas of the island. Snow is expected in the higher mountains, while snow may fall locally in the semi-mountains. On Saturday, the weather will initially be partly cloudy and local showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected, mainly on the western and northern coasts. Snow is expected in the higher mountains, while snow may fall locally in the semi-mountains. Gradually the weather will become mostly cloudy and in the evening local rains and isolated storms are expected in several areas of the island, as well as snow in the mountains.
On Sunday, the weather will be mostly cloudy with localized rain and isolated storms, as well as snow in the mountains. The temperature is not expected to change appreciably until Sunday and will fluctuate close to the average climatic values.
The height of the snow in Troodos Square, at the time of issuing the report, was 23 cm.
Due to snowfall and frost, several roads in the mountainous regions are affected.
According to the Police, the Platron – Troodos and Farmaka – Odos roads are closed, while the following roads are open only for vehicles equipped with anti-skid chains or with four-wheel drive:
- Karvouna – Troodos
- Prodromos – Troodos
- Pedoula – Prodromos
- Pedoula – Pinewood – Kakopetrias
- Prodromos – Lemythos
- Kakopetria – Karvouna
- Kykkou – Pedoula
- Kykkou – Stavroutis Psokas
- Kakopetria – Spilion
- Prodromos – Platron
- Pedoulas – Moutoullas
- Kambous – Tsakistras
- Kykkou – Gerakion
- Kambou – Kato Pyrgou
Also slippery and dangerous are the roads:
- Palaichori – Agro
- Palichoriou – Aska – Fterikoudiou
- Fterikoudiou – Alonas
- Alonas – Platanistasas
- Alithinos – Livadion
- Alonas – Polystipos
- Polystypo – Chantrio
- Polystypo – Lagoudero
- Fikardos – Gouriou
- Gouriou – Lazania – Macheira
- Statou – Agios Fotiu – Panagias
In the rest of the areas and especially on the main road arteries, no problem is observed that seriously affects traffic. In some areas, however, due to works, the smooth movement of vehicles may be affected. See here the roads affected by the work.
The Police recommends caution to those who will travel on the road network. They are also asked to observe the road traffic code and traffic signals, to avoid road collisions.