In Search of the Humidity Line

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Adamalex

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We are looking to move out of Limassol to somewhere significantly less humid in the summer but we are not really sure how far (or high) we have to go to get a significant drop. I have seen various references on websites to a "humidity line" on the internet. Below the line you are swimming in a sea of humidity, above it humidity isn't an issue. However most of the references are on property developer's websites and, strangely, their property always falls "just above" the humidity line regardless of the altitude or proximity from the sea. I doubt the Humidity line is a proper scientific concept but humidity should vary with altitude, prevalent wind and distance from water so in theory you could draw a map of Cyprus based on average humdity data with "contour lines of average humidity". This would be incredibly useful if it it existed Has anyone ever seen anything like that? ...... thought not! If not, I would appreciate any comments about particular villages Are the villages immediately North of limassol (e.g. pareklissia) much less humid than limassol itself? How far North do i have to go to get a significant drop? ( Asgata? Alassa?) What if I go East or West instead but pick somewhere on a hill ( e.g. Pissouri)? Thanks

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Adamalex 1232011921

I managed to find some humidity maps on a website called wunderground but its an international site so not much detail for cyprus.


I am still interested in any information anyone has on specific villages around limassol



Thanks


Devil-662132 1232014356

As you say, there is not much science in the term. My guess is that the humidity varies according to several criteria: distance from sea, proximity of forests, irrigation, altitude, wind direction, prevalence of sea breezes etc.

I live ~20 km W of Nicosia and the nearest sea is 15 km SW, with an intervening range of hills, at an altitude of nearly 300 m. Even here, on a baking summer's day, the humidity may drop to as low as 15% in the morning but, between noon and 1500, it may rise sharply to, say, 25% as a sea breeze makes its way up the valley. Of course, this is nothing compared with the 55%-85% near the coast, but it shows that nowhere is immune from changes. By about 1700-1800, it has dropped again, slowly this time, as the sea breeze is replaced by a katabatic wind blowing down the mountainside: this is less humid than the sea breeze but it does reach ~20% from evapotranspiration from the mountain forests.

In winter, the typical average humidity here is ~65%. As the dew point is relatively constant (except when it rains), the diurnal humidity curve is roughly the inverse of the temperature curve, rising to &gt1;90% on dewy nights, down to 40% on sunny days.

You can check weather conditions here at http://www.cypenv.org/weather/index.php, updated during the day at 10 min intervals (forecasts at 0930, 1230 and 1830).

The driest place (but also the hottest) is around Nicosia.

Devil

Devil-662132 1232014437

Lapsus: we are 20 km west of Larnaka, NOT Nicosia!

Devil

Raphaella-Nicol-925129 1630564150

Where please is the lowest humidity level in Paphos region?

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