Rain and even isolated storms may dampen revellers’ Carnival fun in Paphos and Limassol today and tomorrow as well as Green Monday celebrations around Cyprus.
Paphos residents and visitors are looking forward to their Grand Parade today with Limassol’s Grand Carnival Parade set to draw huge crowds tomorrow.
However, merrymakers made need to take along an umbrella while enjoying the spectacle while as Meteorological Services official Stefania Loizou also told The Cyprus Weekly, dust in the atmosphere is expected from today.
“Friday’s overcast skies will continue on Saturday but what will change is the arrival of dust in the atmosphere. There will be some intervals of sunshine in an otherwise overcast Sunday with the possibility of isolated showers although mainly in the mountains during the afternoon,” Loizou said.
Although at usual levels for this time of year, temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday although there is also the possibility of isolated storms.
Green Monday is also expected to be overcast with rain showers and more isolated storms mainly in the afternoon. The temperature will fall slightly.
Tuesday is forecast to bring more of the same but with the addition of snowfall in the Troodos Mountains, though temperatures are forecast to remain at similar levels.
Paphos’ Carnival King this year is ‘The King of Gold’ and the grand parade will take place along Grivas Digenis Ave. from 3pm today.
Dozens of floats and groups made up of hundreds of merry-makers are expected to take part along Paphos Municipality’s Philharmonic, majorettes and the Paphos Music Society’s Serenaders.
Also, tomorrow, Dieci Bar will hold a Carnival Youth Fiesta from 10pm with prizes for the best costumes.
Limassol’s King of the Carnival this year is ‘King Memorandum the Great’ portrayed by veteran rally driver Demis Mavropoulos — a long-term carnival fan. Sunday's’s Grand Parade on the town’s Makarios Ave. from the Ayios Nikolaos roundabout to the Simillides traffic lights.
The parade will begin at 1pm with the Serenaders, the Cyprus Girl Guides Association’s Limassol Majorettes, the Batucinio percussion instruments group, the Limassol Majorettes, and the Limassol Municipality Brass Band all taking part.