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Cyprus and its climate

October 25th, 2009

Cyprus is a Mediterranean island – the third largest, after Sicily and Sardinia.  It belongs to the European Union but geographically it’s part of the Middle East: the nearest neighbour is Turkey, 75 km away and clearly visible from Cyprus’ north coast, currently under Turkish dominion.  Syria and Lebanon lie just over 100 km to the east.

The weather of Cyprus can be summarised in one word – sunny.  It has a typical Mediterranean climate, with long hot summers and mild wet winters.  Nevertheless, thanks to its topography and position, it has some interesting climatic idiosyncrasies. Read the rest of this entry