Could it be a Coptic Storm

I think we could be experiencing our first Coptic Storm of the season although from reading the calendar detailing Coptic Storms in Cyprus we seem to be a bit early as it isn’t due until 26th November and yesterday saw the start of this one which was the 13th November – the calendar, I’ve been told is accurate to 2/3 days so not sure about this one.  Perhaps I could be wrong…..it’s not unheard of you know!! 

Anyway yesterday saw a very still sunny morning where not even a blade of grass or flower moved  in the morning sun turn into the windiest day every 2 seconds later – from leaving the chair outside to getting upstairs there was a gale and the garden furniture blew over with a very loud bang and the chair cushions ended up floating in the pool.  I quickly ran downstairs to drag the cushions out of the pool before they got a chance to sink and then moved all the furniture into a corner to avoid being blown back towards the pool.

Although the umbrellas weren’t up 2 of them are in shreds in some places where the wind has been so bad.  Lilo’s, balls and a few other inflatable items blew from one side of the garden into the pool and then out the other side.  I was amazed at the sheer strength of the wind.

Today there is no wind and the only evidence now is the number of leaves that have been blown of trees and bushes which have gathered in corners and in pools.  However, there is a haze over the sun today and the visibility is really poor.  Can’t see the sea from the balcony.  Take a look at the difference below:-

Believe it or not it is still sunny although the sky doesn’t look blue – all strange.

Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 1.50.42 PMNow if I am right we are on Coptic Storm El Micness – maybe someone else can tell me if I’m right on this one or did we just go through a windy day and we aren’t on the 2nd day of a Coptic Storm – who knows!!

If you want to find out more about the Coptic Storms in Cyprus why not read my blog from earlier this year.

 

 

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