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Mercury at 41 degrees – Yellow warning and red fire alarm

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Mercury at 41 degrees - Yellow warning and red fire alarm

Seasonal low pressure and hot gas mass affect the area.

Today the weather will be mostly clear. Early in the morning local low clouds and light fog or fog may be observed on the south and east coasts, which will soon dissolve. Winds will blow southwest to northwest in the morning locally to northeast, weak and locally moderate, 3 to 4 Beaufort. Late in the afternoon, on the southeast coast, they will become strong, 4 to 5 Beaufort. The sea will be a little turbulent, but in the windward a little turbulent. The temperature will rise to around 41 degrees inland, around 34 on the east and south coasts, around 36 on the north coast and around 32 degrees on the rest of the coast, as well as in the higher mountains.

Tonight the weather will be mostly clear. On the beaches, local low clouds and light fog or fog are expected. The winds will blow southwest to northwest and locally to north, initially weak and locally moderate, 3 to 4 beauforts, to later become weak, up to 3 beauforts. The sea will become calm to a little turbulent, but in the southwest and locally in the north it will remain a little turbulent. The temperature will drop to around 24 degrees inland, on the southeast and east coasts, around 23 on the rest of the coast and around 20 degrees in the higher mountains.
On Saturday, Sunday and Monday the weather will be clear. At night and early in the morning, local low clouds and light fog are expected, mainly on the beaches.
The temperature will not change significantly on Saturday, to remain above the average climatic values. On Sunday, the temperature is expected to drop slightly, to remain at the same levels on Monday, which are slightly higher than normal for the season.

And today a yellow warning from the Meteorological Department

The Meteorological Service also issued a yellow warning for Friday.

It is valid from 12 noon on Friday until 1600 and as mentioned in the warning for extremely high temperatures, the maximum is expected around 41 degrees Celsius inland and around 32 degrees in the higher mountains.

The risk of causing forest fires remains at “Red Alarm” level on Friday as well

The risk of explosion and expansion of forest fires will remain tomorrow Friday at the level of “Red Alarm”.

According to an announcement by the Department of Forests, lighting a fire without a permit is prohibited and is a crime which according to the Forest Law of 2012, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to € 50,000.00 or both. with the 1988 Law on Fire Prevention in the Countryside up to 5 years or with a fine of up to € 20,000 or both.

Lighting a fire, for food preparation, is allowed only in the grills of the picnic areas.

The Forest Department also urges the public to be especially careful during their excursions, completely avoiding actions and activities that may cause fire, such as the use of tools or agricultural machinery that produce heat, sparks or flame, such as emery, oxygen welding and welding.

Finally, in case someone notices smoke or fire, they should call 1407 (Forest Department) or 112 (Fire Department) immediately.

At “Red Alarm” level and for Friday the risk of forest fires

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Source: politis.com.cy

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