Cyprus is heading for yet another sizzling heat wave next week, with temperatures expected to rise to 40°C as of Sunday.
Though not as extreme as the blazing temperatures recorded early August, when the island melted under the heatwave affecting the entire Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean, this will not be light. Especially now with everyone back from the holidays and into work full swing. The good news is, humidity levels are expected to drop.
No official statement has been made yet, but it is important to remember that high temperatures can be dangerous, especially for people who may be vulnerable such as older people, young children and those with serious health conditions.
The key is to follow public health advice on staying safe in the heat by staying cool, drinking lots of cold fluids and looking out for those who are most at risk.
High temperatures are expected to last until September 12th, with a drop and possible rain to follow.
September is typically sunny and hot on the island, as the Cyprus Summer continues, slowly moving towards autumn. Average maximum temperature in September is around 30°C on the coast, 34°C inland.