The month is not over yet and all I’m hearing everywhere around me is how bad this winter has been. Today, it’s actually warmer in the UK than in here in Cyprus. But let’s not panic and remember that it’s officially still winter.
Yes, it has been raining more than usually these last two months, but we also have 9 months of full on sunshine without as much as a drop of rain.
Today, I was driving to the local post office in Peyia and after the morning downpour, the streets actually turned into brown rivers running on both sides of the road, with massive dried out bushes stretching through the middle of the road. It looked like a scene from a catastrophic movie, but in two hours everything was cleared out and the sun was out for rest of the day. Later the same day, I drove to a local store and got caught in a storm that came out of nowhere. One hour later, you wouldnt know that it was raining before.
The weather in winter in Cyprus is pretty crazy and very unpredictable. Last year we had a blast and a super warm sunny winter but it looks like this year, it came back to show us what it’s supposed to be.
If you’re wondering whether February is a good moth to come for a holiday, I would recommend waiting till the very end of the month. The tourist resorts are actually all closed until start of March and same applies to a lot of restaurant in busy spots like Ayia Napa or my local Coral Bay.
Below are some photos that I took on the sunny days, and even for such a rainy month like February, there were plenty of those (from my posts on Paphos ZOO and Londa Hotel). I did not get out as much as usually in February and for now enjoying the indoors before spring arrives in full force. The bees and blooming trees are certainly a very nice reminder that it’s just around the corner.
For weather updates for other months check this page.