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Cyprus will be hot again today with the temperature in the interior and in the mountains climbing to 44 degrees and 34 degrees respectively, while the risk of causing forest fires is at the “Red Alert” level.

As the Department of Meteorology stated in its announcement yesterday, today June 6, between the hours of 11:00-17:00, an orange warning will be in effect, as the maximum temperature is expected to rise to around 44 degrees inland and around 34 degrees in the higher mountains.

In a statement on Thursday, the Forestry Department said it remains on “Red Alert” for the risk of forest fire and points out that lighting a fire without a permit is prohibited and is an offense punishable by imprisonment under the Forestry Act 2012 up to 10 years or with a fine of up to €50,000.00 or both penalties together and according to the Fire Prevention in the Countryside Law of 1988 up to 5 years or with a fine of up to €20,000 or both penalties together. It is recalled that lighting a fire, to prepare food, is only allowed in the grills of the excursion areas.

The public is also invited to be particularly careful during their excursions, avoiding completely actions and activities likely to cause fire, such as the use of tools or agricultural machinery that produce heat, sparks or flame, such as emery, welding and electric welding.

If someone notices smoke or fire, they should call 1407 (Forestry Department) or 112 (Fire Service) immediately.

The weather forecast < /b>

A warm air mass is affecting the area through Friday. In the atmosphere, there will be intermittent thin dust.

Today, the weather will be mostly clear but also very warm. Winds will initially be southeast to southwest and locally variable, light, 3 Beaufort, to gradually become mainly southwest to northwest, light to moderate and transient in the leeward coast, moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort. The sea will be generally calm to a little rough. The temperature will rise to around 44 degrees inland, around 38 on the south and east coasts, around 34 on the west and north coasts, as well as in the higher mountains.

Tonight, the weather will remain mostly clear and warm. Winds will be mainly northwest to northeast, weak and locally to moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort. The sea will be calm to a little rough. The temperature will drop to around 25 degrees inland, around 24 along the coast and 22 in the higher mountains.

On Friday, the weather will be mostly clear and hot. The temperature on Friday is not expected to change appreciably, to remain so, at levels significantly above those of the season.

Saturday and Sunday will be observed intermittent locally increased clouds, which during the midday hours and after, may give isolated rains, mainly in the mountains and possibly also in the inland region, while on Sunday, the occurrence of an isolated short storm in these areas is not excluded. The temperature will gradually drop appreciably, but will still fluctuate slightly above the average climatic values ​​of the season.

Source: reporter.com.cy

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