Roads to Troodos open but slippery; more showers, snow today

January 14, 2019 at 7:47am
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All roads to Troodos are open but slippery, police said early on Monday and urged drivers to be careful. There is 47 cm of snow at Troodos Square.

Meanwhile more scattered showers are expected today, with snow falling in the mountains, as low pressure continues to affect the area.  More rain with strong winds are expected on Tuesday when temperatures will drop noticeably.

Road conditions

All roads to Troodos are open to all vehicles but slippery. In the Paphos district, the Tselefos bridge remains closed.

Police said that no problems have been reported on the rest of the road network. But drivers are cautioned to be careful as various sections of roads are slippery because of the rain. Drivers should drive slowly and keep a safe distance from other cars.

Updated information on road conditions is available on the police app and its website

Weather forecast

Today will start off partly cloudy, becoming gradually mainly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms. Snow is expected on higher peaks.

Temperatures will be 15 C inland and on the west and north coasts, 16 C on the remaining coasts and 5 C in the mountains where there will be frost in places.

Tonight will be mainly cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms and snowfall in the mountains. Temperatures will fall to 7 C inland, 11 C on the coasts and 1 C in the higher mountains.

Tuesday will be mainly cloudy with rain and isolated thunderstorms as well as strong winds.  Snow will fall in the higher mountain peaks while overnight snow is expected in semi-mountainous areas.

Temperatures during the day will be at the same levels as Monday’s which is close to average for the time of year, but there will be noticeable fall at night.

Wednesday will start off mainly cloudy with scattered rain and possible thunderstorms. Snow is expected in the mountains and semi-mountainous areas. The weather will gradually improve after noon. Temperatures will record a noticeable drop to below average for the time of year.

Thursday will be mainly fine with temperatures edging up .