Iran Meteorological Organization

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  • Frequent rain falls in April bring out the umbrellas and rain jackets in Tehran. 2020-05-10 12:00

    By Salman Parviz

    Cloud seeding projects to help erode crude income dependence

    Frequent rain to help agricultural, industrial sectors

    Lack of rainfall followed by frequent droughts is nothing new in Iran. Meteorologists claim that the country has faced an annual lack of rain by 50mm over the past five decades. However, in the recent past, we have witnessed higher than average rainfalls. Remember the sound of thunder last week? Whether these are just wet spells or have been caused by another phenomenon, needs some scrutiny.

  • Sahar Tajbakhsh 2019-03-04 21:45

    Iran Meteorological Organization picks first female chief

    TEHRAN – For the first time after the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979, a woman was appointed as the director of Iran Meteorological Organization, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • Will cloud seeding cause a blast of moisture in drought-stricken areas?  2018-12-08 22:20

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou  

    Will cloud seeding cause a blast of moisture in drought-stricken areas? 

    TEHRAN — Cloud seeding projects are planned to get off the ground in 10 provinces of Iran in a collaborative attempt between the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF) and the National Cloud Seeding Research Center within the next few weeks.

  • Pollutants hit unhealthy levels in Tehran 2018-12-06 00:30

    Pollutants hit unhealthy levels in Tehran

    TEHRAN – Tehran’s air quality index (AQI), exceeding 150 microgram per cubic meter, has been unhealthy at nine meteorological stations across the city, spokeswoman for Tehran Air Quality Control Company has said.

  • rainfall 2018-11-13 21:57

    Precipitation reaches record high in Tehran

    TEHRAN — Raining set a record high in Tehran on Monday, constituting 10 percent of the annual precipitation in the city, Tasnim news agency reported.

  • Precipitation rate above normal level in first month of autumn in Iran 2018-10-28 21:08

    Precipitations above normal level in first month of autumn

    TEHRAN — Most of provinces in the country have met above-normal-average rainfall and normal temperatures during the first month of the new crop year (September 23-October 22), head of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to Iran Meteorological Organization (IMO), has said.

  • Unseasonably warm autumn hits northern Iran 2018-10-27 22:10

    Unseasonably warm autumn hits northern Iran

    TEHRAN – The northern province of Mazandaran has experiencing the record high for unseasonably warm temperatures during autumn.

  • Photo by Damun Purnemati/Mizan 2018-10-10 20:09

    Meteorological Organization predicts normal levels of precipitation

    TEHRAN — In its latest report, Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) has forecast that precipitations will meet normal levels in the second half of the current Iranian calendar year, corresponding to autumn and winter.

  • 27% rainfall shortage compared to long-term average 2018-08-29 09:14

    27% rainfall shortage compared to long-term average

    TEHRAN — The precipitation rate in Iran has dropped by 27 percent over the past eleven months (September 23, 2017 to August 21, 2018), compared to its long-term average, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to the meteorological center, has said.

  • Largest amount of plastic waste enters Caspian Sea by Iran 2018-08-08 09:13

    Largest amount of plastic waste enters Caspian Sea by Iran

    TEHRAN – Among the Caspian Sea states, Iran discharges the lion’s share of plastic waste into the sea, the deputy head of the Department of Environment (DOE) for marine affairs has said.

  • A rainy day in Tehran 2018-05-25 19:51

    Average precipitation in Iran falls by 29%

    TEHRAN — Iran’s mean precipitation have dropped by 29 percent compared to the long-term average, the head of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to the meteorological center, has said.

  • Spring snow swept through the city of Karaj, in Alborz province, on Sunday. (Photo by Aref Fathi/ Tehran Times) 2018-04-17 20:14

    Does the recent precipitation compensate for the driest autumn and winter?

    TEHRAN — While 13 provinces of Iran were poured with rain or even blanketed with snow last week, some are starting to hope that heavy rain and snowfall may compensate for the driest winter and autumn, but the answer is not so much so far.

  • Proper cloud seeding can yield economic benefits: expert 2018-04-06 21:18

    Proper cloud seeding can yield economic benefits: expert

    TEHRAN — Deploying proper techniques for cloud seeding can produce economic benefits for the country, an expert with the Meteorological Organization has said.