In the city centre, people ran for shelter from the heavy downpour as the streets of the old town flooded quickly. The rain was accompanied by thunder and lightning and was followed by a hailstorm.
On social media, people from all areas of the capital were reporting the same phenomenon.
Police warned of flooding on all roads between Dhali and Nicosia and urged drivers to be cautious as parts of the highway were congested.
In the Engomi area,...