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Cyprus Weather




Cyprus weather is largely influenced by the geographical location of the island and its topographical features. Cyprus is an island in the Mediterranean Sea and therefore has a Mediterranean type of climate. But as Cyprus lies close to south west Asia
it has the hottest summers in the whole of the Mediterranean.

Cypriot weather is shaped, to a large extent, by its terrain. In the mountainous regions the Cyprus weather is cooler and wetter that sustain large pine forests. The Climate of Cyprus is characterized by hot or warm summers that depend on the altitude. The period from end of May to the middle of September is marked by a negligible amount of rainfall. The weather of Cyprus, during this time of the year, remains constant and the days are sunny.

Weather in Cyprus is most disturbed during the winter months. The temperatures during winter usually remain mild but Cyprus during the winter season experiences heavy rainfall. Temperatures are very low in the mountain where snowfall occurs frequently. The peaks of Troodos mountain range generally remain snow covered for four to five months. Spring and autumn in Cyprus are characterized with almost steady weather with little variations that come in the form of storms and rain.

Cyprus climate in the coastal regions of Cyprus is marked by cool sea breezes that lower down the temperatures during the daytime. But the nights are hot and humid. The summers, along with the early period of autumn, are long, hot and dry. Cyprus weather is rather pleasant during the winter and the spring when the days are sunny and warm. This time of the year is the ideal time to visit the island.

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