January 22nd, 2019

Bizarre weather hits Cyprus - flooding in east

Torrential rain and hail is blanketing most of Cyprus, in a spell of unusually bad weather.

To add to the wet weather,the temperature has also dropped four degrees below the norm for this time of year which is expected to hold out until Wednesday.Rain has hit many parts of the island, triggering traffic chaos as holidaymakers make their way back home.

From Dhekelia right up to Pera Chorio Nisou, torrential rain and hail have literally flooded the streets. In some places visibility is at a bare minimum.

And the capital Nicosia has not escaped the wet weather either, while Larnaca town has also been affected.

Coastal roads linking Oroklini and Pyla have been closed due to flooding.

Police are urging motorists to take extra care on the roads and to follow traffic police instructions.

The Fire Brigade said it has been inundated with calls for help in the areas of Oroklini, Pyla and Larnaca town, due to the problems caused by the torrential rain.
Basements have been flooded and cars trapped by flood waters.

Source: Famagusta Gazette