The weather is expected to get even hotter on Friday and stay that way over the weekend as inland temperatures soar to 39°C.
Meteorological Department official Michalis Mouskos said: “It’s going to be a warm three days with inland temperatures going up to 39°C, higher than the 36°C average for the end of August”.
He noted it will be slightly cooler on the coasts and in the mountains.
“Temperatures on the east coasts are expected to reach 36°C, on the south coast 34°C, on the west and north coasts 32°C, and in the mountains 31°C.”
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These, Mouskos said, were around two degrees Celsius higher than usual for this time of year.
“From Monday, maximum temperatures will begin to drop again, perhaps by two degrees on the first day and even more on Tuesday and Wednesday, reaching the usual average,” he noted.
Mouskos also said that humidity was anticipated to stay at fairly reasonable levels: “making the evenings more pleasant”.
Rain or heavy cloud cover is not anticipated.
“These will be the perfect three days to spend at the beach. Although the weather will continue to be nice from Monday. It is summertime in Cyprus after all,” Mouskos said.