November 21st, 2017

New heat wave heads to Cyprus, 40C expected in Nicosia

Temperatures are expected to hit 40oC in the capital Nicosia as of Thursday, as another heat wave heads to Cyprus.

Forecasters say the heat, mixed with higher humidity levels and dry winds will make inland areas uncomfortable, but conditions on the coasts will be milder at between 33oC – 35oC.

The dry air and strong sun could also create a fire danger with conditions ripe for wildfires.

The heat could have health impacts, causing dehydration and exhaustion, particularly in people over age 65, infants and young children, people with medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, asthma or respiratory conditions.

People who have been consuming caffeine or alcohol are also at a higher risk of dehydration, public health officials said.

Source: Famagusta Gazette