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January rain already at 146% of average for months, dams 97.3% full

January rainfall so far is ar 146% of the average for the entire month, while from the start of the hydrological year on October 1 to January 20, total rainfall is 433.9 mm or 148% of average for the period, according to figures from the Met Office.

It said that total rainfall from January 1 to the morning of January 20 was 149.5 mm or 146% of the average for the entire month. In the past three days there has been 12.8 mm of rain.

The wettest areas were Panagia Bridge with 143.7mm, equivalent to 184% if the average for the area, Platania with 344.9 mm (183% of the average), Polis with 168.4 mm (173% of the average), Kellaki with 199 mm (172% of the average) and Saittas with 250.4 mm (also 172% of the average).

As a result of the bountiful rains  Cyprus’ dams, already amply stocked from last year’s record inflow, are practically full. Total storage is now 97.3% while 12 dams, including the three largest Kouris, Asprokremos and Evretou have overflowed.

Only six small dams remain to fill: Mavrokolympos is only 1% short of filling, Dipopotamos is at 96.2%, Lefkara at 82.1%,  Arminou 60.2%, Achnas at 55.6% and Vizakia at 96.9%.

Photos of Yermasoyia dam 

 

 

 

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