A heat warning has been issued for Sunday evening in the Republic of Cyprus, with overnight minimum temperatures expected to remain significantly above the tolerable 25 degree mark.
Sunday night highs will remain in the upper 20s, with levels on the west coast expected to not drop below 25 degrees Celsius, weather officials say.
A yellow warning for “extremely high temperatures” will come into effect Sunday evening at 9 p.m. and will last until Monday morning at 6 a.m.
Sunday started with clear skies and according to the state weather department, highs are expected to reach 39 degrees Celsius in the interior, 34 in the north, south and east, 31 on the west coast, so that it would be 30 degrees in the mountains.
A weak low pressure system will continue to affect the area, with evening lows dropping towards the mid 20s. Evening skies will remain clear with calm sea conditions at times high in choppy waters.
Monday’s skies will be mostly clear with some cloud formations in the afternoon mainly in the mountains.
The week will start with daytime highs rapidly reaching 39 degrees inland, 34 in the south, east and north, 31 in the west, while it will be 30 degrees higher.
But the weather at the start of the week will not remain uneventful, as rising clouds are expected to move in Tuesday afternoon, mainly in the interior and the mountains.
Overall temperatures are expected to remain above normal averages for this time of year.