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Parts of Cyprus battered by hailstorms amid yellow weather warning

Parts of Cyprus have been battered by hailstorms among a deluge of rain as well as thunder, as a yellow weather warning remains in place until this afternoon.

As of Wednesday morning, Limassol is feeling the brunt of the storm with hail reported to be pummeling Polemidia, Ypsona and Fasoula.

The coastal road in the area of ​​Germasogeia is currently closed due to the fall of a crane and trees.

Drivers are also urged to take care on the Limassol – Nicosia highway which has seen heavy rainfall since early morning.

A Yellow Warning for powerful storms, rain and hail was issued by the Meteorological Service in Cyprus last night, threatening storms set to affect the western part of the island – including Paphos and Limassol – and progressively moving to the rest of Cyprus.

As of 6.45 am Wednesday morning, eastern parts of the island have heavy cloud cover, but remain largely dry.

The intensity of the rain set to vary between thirty-five and fifty-five millimeters per hour.

The storms come after a period of dust cover which has blanketed much of Cyprus since Sunday.

Famagusta Gazette