Articles tagged "cyprus"

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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...

July 06, 2021

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Severe Medistorm "Elaina" forms near Cyprus, landfall expected in Lebanon on December 17

A subtropical storm developed near Cyprus at around 13:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and was named Elaina by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center. Elaina is expected to make landfall in southern Lebanon on Thursday morning (LT), December 17 with winds of 50 km/h (31...

December 16, 2020

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Powerful tornadoes and heavy rains cause widespread damage in northern parts of Turkish Cyprus

Severe weather, including tornadoes, strong winds, and heavy rains pounded the northern parts of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) on Friday, November 20, 2020, causing widespread damage. Power lines, rooftops, and trees were ripped off, and three people...

November 23, 2020

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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...

July 09, 2020

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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,...

January 22, 2020

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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...

January 09, 2020

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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...

February 26, 2019

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Severe flash floods sweep away cars, rain described as heaviest in memory, Cyprus

Heavy rain that started December 3, 2018, caused severe flash floods across Cyprus, claiming lives of at least 4 people. Locals described the rain as the heaviest in memory. The storm, named Gaia by local meteorologists, has the potential to drop more than 50% of...

December 06, 2018

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Extensive damage after large tornado hits Nicosia, Cyprus

A large tornado touched ground near Nicosia, the largest city on the island of Cyprus during the afternoon hours of October 21, 2018. There were no reports of injuries, but electric lines were cut by falling trees and homes were badly damaged. Extensive damage was...

October 22, 2018

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Cyprus heat wave brings record high 44 degrees celcius

Cypriot health authorities reported three serious cases of heat stroke on Tuesday as temperature reached a record high of 44 degree Celsius in the eastern Mediterranean island. A 51-year-old woman is in a coma and two elderly people are also hospitalized and in

July 18, 2012

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Rare undersea earthquake rattles Israel

A relatively rare, moderate earthquake struck near the coast of Israel and the Gaza Strip on Sunday.According to  United States Geological Survey (USGS) earthquake measured 4.1 magnitude struck  71 km (44 miles) NW of Tel Aviv-Yafo, 80 km (49 miles) WSW of Haifa,

August 07, 2011