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Rainfall in January so far only 6% of normal

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Rainfall on the first two weeks of January was only 6 per cent the average for this time of year, the met service said on Thursday.

Between January 1 and the morning of January 14, the average amount of rainfall was 6.1mm which was recorded on Wednesday, the service said.

The average amount is usually around 102mm for the month.

According to preliminary data, the highest amount of rainfall this year was recorded in Prodromos with 15.8mm which corresponds to 8 per cent of normal for the area, followed by Stavros tis Psokas with 13mm, again 8 per cent of normal levels, Platania with 12.2mm which corresponds to 6 per cent of normal, and Pano Panagia with 11.3mm, which is 7 per cent of normal.

The lowest amount of rainfall occurred in Nicosia (Athalassa area) with just 0.4 mm – 1 per cent of normal – while in Xylotymbou it was 1mm or 2 per cent of normal and at Larnaca airport 1.4 mm, again only 2 per cent of normal.

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