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Reservoir capacity drops to 46 per cent

Reservoirs in Cyprus are currently at 46 per cent capacity, a notable decline from the 68 per cent figure recorded last year. the Met Office said on Thursday.

Since October 1, a total of 2.34 million cubic metres of water has flowed into the reservoirs, with a mere 0.06 million cubic metres recorded in the last 24 hours.

According to preliminary data released by the office, the amount of total rainfall on the island from October 1 stands at 84.2 millimetres, contrasting with the average amount of 191.6 millimetres calculated between 1961 and 1990.

This year’s calculations mark a 44 per cent decrease.

The Met Office added that over the last 24 hours, rainfall amounted to 3.6 millimetres.

The highest rainfall percentages were observed at the Athienou station with 94 per cent, followed by Stavros tis Psokas with 82 per cent.

In contrast, the lowest percentages were recorded in Xylotymbou with merely 11 per cent, followed by Larnaca airport and the Athalassa station in Nicosia with 16 per cent and 18 per cent respectively.


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