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Cyprus in the grip of bad weather-Roads to Troodos closed due to snowfall

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Cyprus is in the throes of bad weather, with increased clouds giving local isolated storms, while snow is observed in the mountains.

According to the Meteorological Service, today, initially, locally increased clouds will be observed, which mainly in the west and north are expected to give local rains and isolated storms. Gradually the weather will become partly cloudy and locally mainly cloudy and isolated showers and possible isolated brief thunderstorm are expected. In the higher mountains, snow or sleet will fall. Winds will blow, initially mainly northwest to northeast, weak 3 and locally to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort, to gradually become, mainly westerly to northwest weak 3 Beaufort, in the western half moderate 4 Beaufort and in the southwest in the afternoon to strong 4 with 5 Beauforts. The sea will initially be slightly rough to become rough in the afternoon. The temperature will rise to around 16 degrees in the interior, on the southern and eastern coasts, around 18 on the rest of the coasts and around 5 degrees in the higher mountains.

Tonight, initially, locally increased clouds are expected to give isolated showers or even a thunderstorm, while later the weather will become cloudy with showers and localized thunderstorms, while in the mountains snow or sleet will fall. Winds will be mainly southwest to west light to moderate 3 to 4 Beaufort, later strong 5 and near the dawn hours locally very strong to strong 6 to 7 Beaufort. The sea will gradually become rough. The temperature will drop to around 6 degrees in the interior, around 9 on the coast and around minus 1 in the higher mountains.

On Sunday and Monday the weather will be cloudy with rain and local thunderstorms at times. , while locally the phenomena may be prolonged and transiently intense. Snow will fall in the mountains. Isolated rain or even a storm is expected on Tuesday.

The temperature will rise slightly on Sunday and gradually drop from Monday to be close to the average climatic values. The height of the snow in Troodos Square at the time the report was issued was 31 cm.

Roads closed in Troodos 

Due to the snowfall, the roads to Troodos remain closed to all vehicles are the following roads due to accumulation of snow on the road surface as well as frost:

Platron-Troodos

Karvouna-Troodos

Prodromou-Troodos,

Open roads for vehicles with 4-wheel drive or equipped with anti-skid chains

Pedals – Prodromo

Pedals – Pinewood- Kakopetrias

Prodromos – Platron

Prodromos – Lemythos

Kykkos – Gerakion

Kakopetrias – Spilion – Kyperountas

Roads open for all vehicles but slippery due to snow and frost

Kambos – Tsakkistras

Kykkou – Pedoulas

Kykkou – Stavrou tis Psokas

Kambos – Kato Pyrgos

Kakopetrias – Spilions

Palaichori – Agro – Papoutsas

Kyperountas – Agro

Mrs carrying – Chantrion

Source: www.reporter.com.cy

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