Egypt sets hottest June day in African history; historic heatwave hits Cyprus

Egypt sets hottest June day in African history; historic heatwave hits Cyprus

Aswan in Egypt recorded 50.9 °C (123.6 °F) on June 7, 2024, setting the highest reliable temperature ever recorded in Egypt and the hottest June day in African history. On the same day, Cyprus experienced its hottest June day ever with temperatures hitting 44 °C (111 °F), breaking its record for the second time this month.

50 homes damaged, 5 destroyed by twin tornadoes in Limassol, Cyprus

50 homes damaged, 5 destroyed by twin tornadoes in Limassol, Cyprus

Two tornadoes wreaked havoc in Limassol, Cyprus, on February 14, 2024, causing extensive damage across the city, particularly in the Germasoyeia suburb. The storms tore roofs off houses, downed a building crane, and caused other significant infrastructural damage. Local officials report that the damage is massive and unprecedented, with emergency services and maintenance workers responding to the aftermath.

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Cyprus

Strong and shallow M6.6 earthquake hits near the coast of Cyprus

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit near the coast of Cyprus at 01:07 UTC on January 11, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 19.6 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 51 km (31.7 miles). The epicenter was located…

Cyprus’ worst wildfire on record under control

Cyprus’ worst wildfire on record under control

A wildfire that started in Cyprus on Saturday afternoon (LT), July 3, 2021, rapidly grew over the weekend and turned into the island's worst wildfire since 1960 when the Republic of Cyprus was established. At least 4 people have been killed and dozens of homes…

Winter pressure system hits Cyprus, in July

Winter pressure system hits Cyprus, in July

An unseasonal low-pressure system brought isolated showers and thunderstorms to Cyprus, mainly in the mountains and inland, on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Cyprus Department of Meteorology chief Kleanthis Nicolaides said the weather left experts puzzled as such systems…

Bright fireball explodes over Cyprus

Bright fireball explodes over Cyprus

A brilliant fireball was spotted across the island of Cyprus on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at around 20:00 UTC (22:00 LT). The American Meteor Society (AMS) said they received around 144 eyewitness reports. The fireball was seen over Ammochostos, Beirut Governorate,…

Dams in Cyprus overflow in all-time record

Dams in Cyprus overflow in all-time record

Water reservoirs in Cyprus have been filled in all-time record, according to a report released by the country's Water Development Department​ (WDD) on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The report was released after two more of the largest reservoirs reached full…

Cyprus records second heaviest rainy season since 1901

Cyprus records second heaviest rainy season since 1901

The 2018/19 rainy season in Cyprus is coming to an end and national meteorologists report it was the fourth heaviest since records began in 1901. When February data becomes official, it should rise to the second heaviest. A total of 12 reservoirs overflowed during…