Jan 22, 2007Click the Map to Enlarge
The island has experienced 25 per cent less rainfall than is usual for the time of year. The recent lack of rain has caused the Yermasoyia dam to be at its LOWEST LEVEL IN ITS HISTORY. It has a capacity of 13.5 million cubic metres of water, with reserves on Friday at a mere 470,000 cubic metres. Heavy rain fell on the island yesterday. Larnaca Airport recorded 2.8 millimetres of rainfall between midnight and 6am yesterday morning, while all roads in the Troodos region were yesterday closed to vehicles not equipped with four-wheel drive or snow chains.