The yellow alert is in force from 1 pm to 7 pm. Precipitation is expected to exceed 35 ml per hour.
A low pressure system is affecting Cyprus, the Met office said.
Thursday will start off mainly fine, however increased cloud after noon are expected to give way to isolated showers and/or storms mainly inland and in the mountains. They may be accompanied by hail.
Temperatures will be 34 C inland, 28 C on the northern and western coasts, around 30 C...