Fine dust in the Cyprus skies is expected to hang around until Sunday with no rain on the horizon to help wash it away.
Speaking to The Cyprus Weekly on Friday, Meteorological Service official Mattheos Papadakis said the dust was quite high in the atmosphere and so not expected to create respiratory and other related problems. He also said the dust had not affected an anticipated rise in temperatures expected to see the inland maximum reach up to 30°C on Friday and Saturday.
According to the official forecast, maximum coastal temperatures on Saturday will reach 28°C on the south and east coasts, 26°C on the north and west coasts, and 22°C in the mountains.
“But on Sunday there will be quite a sharp drop in temperatures though, by as much as 7°C,” said Papadaki.
He said this trend would see temperatures above the usual seasonal average dropping below it before, from Monday and Tuesday gradually beginning to climb again.
“However the increase will start off small, around 1°C”, he added.
The usual average maximum inland temperature for mid to late April, is between 24°C and 25°C.
“We also do not anticipate any rain with mainly fine weather expected over the coming days.”