Met office issues yellow alert for Thursday.
Heatwave making its way towards Cyprus, the Cyprus Met Office issues yellow warning heading into Thursday.
The yellow alert is in force from 2 pm to 4.30 pm on Thursday, May 23.
On Thursday there will be intervals of mainly fine weather as well as increased high cloud. Temperatures will be 40 C inland, around 34 C on the north and east coasts and around 32 C on the remaining coasts and in the mountains.
On Friday there will be intervals of mainly fine weather as well as increased high cloud. Temperatures are expected to remain at the same levels, except in the mountains where a small increase is forecast.
Temperatures will remain noticeably above average for the time of year.
On Saturday and Sunday, the weather will be mainly fine with high cloud at intervals. There will be a noticeable drop in temperatures on Saturday but they will remain above average and a further small drop on Sunday to bring them close to average for the time of year.