High temperatures continue in Cyprus on Wednesday

High temperatures continue in Cyprus on Wednesday.

The Cyprus Department of Meteorology issued yesterday a high temperature yellow warning which is valid from 1200 until 1700 local time on July 14.

The maximum temperature at inland areas is expected around 41 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, while over the highest mountains around 33 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile the Department of Forests also warned that the danger for forest fires to break out and extend will remain at “Red Alert” level on Wednesday.

It is prohibited to light fire without permission. Offenders will be punished according to the Law for the Forests with up to 10 years imprisonment or a 50,000 Euros fine or both penalties and according to the law for Preventing Fires in Rural Areas with up to 5 years imprisonment or a 20,000 Euros fine or both penalties.

The public is asked to be really careful while visiting the forests and rural areas, refraining from any activities that may cause fire.

Source: Cyprus news Agency