Cyprus Mail

Rainfall this month was one third of the average

Weekend rain in Nicosia (Christos Theodorides)

Rainfall so far this month was only 36 per cent of the average for the period, according to statistics released by the Meteorological Services on Thursday.

Rainfall in the government controlled areas between those dates came to 36.6mm while the average for the month is usually 102.4mm.

The average rainfall over the last 24 hours came to 1.9mm.

The largest amount of rainfall between January 1 and 30 was recorded in Pano Panayia at 81.2mm which corresponds to 53 per cent of the normal rainfall for that area. The next was Paphos Airport with 80mm (85 per cent of the normal amount), Platania with 66.1mm (35 per cent) and Stavros Tis Psokas with 64.3mm (38 per cent).

The least amount of rainfall was recording in Nicosia (in Athalassa) at 9 mm which corresponds to 19 per cent of the normal rainfall for January. Next was Peristerona with 9.9mm (20 per cent of the usual amount), Athienou with 11.2mm (20 per cent) and in Kornos with 13.9mm (16 per cent).


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