Colonel Donisthorpe Donne of the Cyprus Pioneer Corps was riding through the island inspecting the locust traps:

I was ordered to Morfu again a few days afterwards on Locust Inspection. After zig zagging across country visiting the different Traps and screens about Gonelli, Yerollako and Akakie we were caught in a regular Cyprus downpour before reaching Morfu, and it rained hard most of the night ‘thru the roof of the old Monastery over our heads being little better than a sieve.