November 17th, 2018

Sunny weather returns for now

Cyprus is expected to be mainly fine on Wednesday although incoming clouds could give way to rain by the end of the week.

Wednesday’s weather conditions are anticipated to be mainly fine and dry although skies are likely to become increasingly cloudy as the day goes on. According to the Meteorological Service’s most recent forecast, maximum temperatures are anticipated to reach 16 °C inland, 17 °C on the coast and 4 °C in the mountains.

The snowy mountain roads on Troodos are still only accessible to vehicles with four-by-four of with chains on the wheels. Foggy conditions remain on Troodos while, according to police, there is currently 84cm of snow at Troodos Square and 95cm of snow on Mount Olympus.

After Wednesday’s short dry spell, the rain is expected to make a return on Thursday, Friday and Saturday contributing to an already wet month. By January 10, some 51% of the entire month’s average rainfall had been reached, boding well more flow into Cyprus’ parched dams. They had reached 24.2% of their capacity by Tuesday, compared to 37.6% on January 10 last year.

Rainfall between October 1 and Tuesday had reached 91% of the usual average for the specific period, also due to a particularly wet December.

According to the police, adverse weather conditions on Wednesday made the following mountain roads accessible only to cars with four-wheel drive or snow chains:

Karvounas-Kyperounta-Chandria, Siattas-Karvounas, Saittas-Pera Pedi-Platres, Trooditissa-Prodromos, Moniatis-Platres, Trimiklinis-Pelendri, Kakopetria-Karvouns, Kakopetria-Pinewhood-Pedoulas, Pedoulas-Prodromos, Prodromos-Platres, Prodromos-Lemithou, and Machairas-Kionia.