Cyprus Mail

Frenaros sees above average rainfall in November

File photo Kouris dam

November’s rainfall is at average levels for the month, but Frenaros in the Famagusta district has received more than three times what is normally expected, according to figures issued by the Met office on Monday.

Up until 8 am on Monday, total rainfall in the government-controlled areas for November was 51mm, which is 96 per cent of the average (53.3mm) for the month. For the two-month period of October-November, it was 60 per cent.

Frenaros was the wettest, receiving 130mm of rain, or 304 per cent, of the average for the month for that location.

There was above average rainfall also at Limassol port, which received 79mm, or 161 per cent, of the average as well as at Paphos airport (77.5 mm) equivalent to 140 per cent, Athienou (35.8mm) or 127 per cent, Stavros tis Psokas (109.4mm), which is 124 per cent, of the average, and Athalassa (38mm), or 123 per cent.

In contrast, Kellaki was the driest, receiving 15.6mm, or 27 per cent, of the average rain. There was below average rain also in Saittas (42.1 mm), Platania (52.7 mm) and Larnaca airport (26.4mm) – equivalent to 63 per cent in each case and in Prodromos (53.3mm) and Xylotymbou (26.5mm), or 64 per cent.

More rain is forecast for Tuesday which will be partly cloudy with local showers and isolated thunderstorms, initially on the coast and later elsewhere. Snow or sleet is possible in the higher Troodos peaks.

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday will be partly cloudy with isolated showers or thunderstorms and the possibility of sleet in the higher Troodos peaks.

Cyprus’ reservoirs, already well stocked after two consecutive bountiful years, have recorded an inflow of water, netting 0.837mcm in November, just over half last November’s 1.545 mcm.

Overall dams are 74.5 per cent full, slightly down on the 78.1 per cent on the same day last year.

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