Total rainfall in February was 75 per cent of average for the month, preliminary data released by the met office on Tuesday showed.

The average rainfall for February is 81.6 mm, while the average total rainfall recorded until February 26 amounted to 61.5mm.

Further data showed that during the last two days, the highest amount of rainfall was recorded in Platania and Stavros tis Psokas, with 10.3 mm and 3.3 mm, respectively.

Since February 1 the highest rainfall was recorded at Polis Chrysochous with levels 133 per cent of normal, followed by Pano Panayia with 98 per cent of normal.