A yellow warning was issued by the Meteorological Service, valid from 23:00 tonight, until 08:00 tomorrow morning, for strong to gusty westerly, as northwest winds, intensity 7 and, locally, up to 8 Beaufort, which will affect the north, west and southwest parts of the island.
In detail, the weather report
The weather system called & # 8220; Philip & # 8221 ; begins to affect the area from tonight, while the cold gas mass that accompanies it, remains in the area for the next few days.
Tonight the weather will be mostly cloudy, with local rains and isolated thunderstorms, mainly in the western half of the island. Snowfall is expected in the mountains, while later, temporarily, locally and in the semi-mountains, snow or sleet is expected. The winds will blow southwest to northwest, strong to very strong, 5 to 6 beauforts while temporarily, on the windward coast, to strong, 7 beauforts and later to windy, 8 beauforts. The sea on the east coast will be turbulent to wavy, while on the rest of the coast it will be wavy and gradually to very wavy. The temperature will drop to around 5 degrees inland, around 8 on the coast and around 3 degrees below zero in the higher mountains. Frost will form in mountainous and leeward semi-mountainous areas.
Tomorrow the weather will be mostly cloudy, with local rains and isolated thunderstorms. Snow is expected in the mountains, while temporarily, locally and in the semi-mountains, snow or sleet is expected. Gradually until the afternoon the effects weaken. The winds will blow mainly from northwest directions, strong to very strong, 5 to 6 Beaufort. The sea will be generally wavy, while initially, temporarily in the west and north, up to very wavy. The temperature will rise to around 11 degrees inland, on the west and north coasts, around 12 on the rest of the coast and around one degree in the higher mountains, where frost will prevail locally.
Tomorrow night, temporarily increased clouds, mainly in the western half of the island, are expected to give isolated rain and snowfall in the mountains, while locally and in the semi-mountains, snow or sleet may fall. The winds will blow southwesterly to northwesterly, moderate, 4 beauforts, and locally on the leeward coast, up to strong, 4 to 5 beauforts. The sea in the south and east will be turbulent, while in the west and north, turbulent to wavy.
On Saturday the weather will be partly cloudy with the possibility of isolated rains. In the mountains, temporarily, snowfall is expected.
On Sunday the weather will gradually become mostly cloudy, with local rains and isolated thunderstorms. Snowfall is expected in the mountains. On Monday, temporarily increased clouds are expected to give isolated rains and temporary snowfall in the mountains, mainly from noon onwards.
On Saturday and Sunday, the temperature will not change significantly, while on Monday a small is expected rise, to remain well below average climatic values. The height of the snow in Troodos Square, at the time of issuance of the bulletin, was 24 cm.