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June precipitation 110 per cent of monthly average so far

Rainfall so far in June was ten per cent over the average for the month in the government-controlled areas, the meteorology department said on Monday.

According to the data, the average rainfall from 9am on June 1 to June 25 was 110 per cent of the average for the season.

This month already saw a total of 6.6mm average rainfall, while the average for the whole month is 6mm.

Athalassa in Nicosia experienced the most rainfall with 44.3mm, Platania 40.3mm, followed by Panayia bridge at 16.8mm and Athienou with 16.1mm.

However, the met service said, no rain was recorded in Polis Chrysochou, Pano Panayia, Stavros tis Psokas and Kellaki during the same period.

Earlier, the service said the weather will be mostly fine on Monday, giving way to some clouds later and isolated rain in the afternoon, in the mountain regions and in the east.

Temperatures will rise to 34 C inland, 32C on the south, east and north coasts, 29 C on the west coast and 25 C in the higher mountains.

The wind in the morning will be north-easterly to south-easterly and south-westerly, intermittent weak up to moderate. In the afternoon it will be mainly south-westerly to north-westerly, of the same intensity.

The sea will be slightly turbulent.

On Monday night, it will remain mostly clear. At dusk, a thin fog or low clouds may form locally, mainly in the southeast.

The temperature will drop to 21C inland, 22C on the coast and 16C in the higher mountains.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the weather will be mostly clear but temporarily increased cloud cover will be observed at noon and in the afternoon will likely give way to isolated rain and thunderstorms in the mountains and inland.

On Thursday, the weather will be mostly clear but again at midday some cloud cover is expected in the mountains.

The temperature is not expected to change significantly until Wednesday and will fluctuate around the seasonal average, while on Thursday it is expected to increase slightly.

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