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Severe weather hits Cyprus

11 February 2015

Severe weather conditions caused problems in Paphos on Tuesday as two roads were closed to traffic after being flooded by engorged rivers.

Meanwhile, waves at Paphos harbour reached two to two and half metres, the Cyprus News Agency reported.

Heavy rains also fell throughout much of the day in the district’s mountainous areas.

Between Tuesday 5pm and 4am on Wednesday, gale force winds reached 8 (Beaufort Scale) and gusts up to force 10 are expected to affect mainly the southern and locally the western coasts, the Met Office issued a yellow warning.

Due to heavy rains and strong winds, the Limassol-Paphos road is dangerous, police announced, and urged drivers to drive at low speed.

A group of Turkish Cypriots who went on a day trip to the Troodos Mountains, were stranded when the weather deteriorated and the roads froze over.

According to ‘Politis’ newspaper, 22 people, including 7 children were stranded on the Prodomos-Troodos road in the coach due to intense snow and ice. A police car came and accompanied the bus to the village of Pedula where the Turkish Cypriots were transported back to the TRNC via another bus.

Sources Cyprus Mail and Kibris Postasi

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