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  • Iran’s Meteorological Organization projects normal water year, says director   2019-03-18 21:35

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Iran’s Meteorological Organization projects normal water year, says director  

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) predicted normal conditions for the next water year (starting on September 23) in the country.

  • today photos 2019-03-06 10:08

    Precipitation forecast to reach above normal in next 3 months

    TEHRAN – The country is predicted to receive above normal rainfall over the next three months (February 20-May 21), head of the climatological research institute affiliated to Iran’s Meteorological Organization has said.

  • 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.

  • Recent heavy rainfall not to compensate for water scarcity 2018-11-14 20:52

    ‘Recent heavy rainfall not to compensate for water scarcity’

    TEHRAN — Since the beginning of autumn, the country has been poured with rain, experiencing a 14 millimeters increase compared to the long-term average, nevertheless the water scarcity or the severe drop in groundwater resources are not compensated, director for drought and crisis management department at Iran’s Meteorological Organization has said.

  • 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.

  • Normal precipitation projected for autumn 2018-09-01 08:59

    Normal precipitation projected for autumn

    TEHRAN — Iran’s meteorological organization has predicted that precipitation will meet normal levels in most of the provinces nationwide in autumn.

  • 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.

  • thanks to the increase in spring rainfalls 2018-07-26 09:58

    ‘No water rationing in Tehran thanks to spring rainfalls’

    TEHRAN — No water restrictions has been imposed on Tehran this summer thanks to the increase in spring rainfalls, head of Tehran Province Water and Wastewater Company has said.

  • precipitation in Iran 2018-06-24 11:29

    Long-term precipitations drop by 26% in Iran

    TEHRAN — Despite a 27-percent increase in spring rainfalls, the country’s nine-month rainfall (September 23, 2017 to June 21, 2018) is still 26 percent blow the long-term average level, director for drought and crisis management department at Iran’s Meteorological Organization has said.

  • A woman is carrying a gallon of water on her head taken from a well located outside a village in the southwestern province of Kerman in May 2017. People in drought-stricken areas should sometimes walk a fairly long distance to obtain potable water for everyday use. (Photo by Vahid Abdi/Tehran Times) 2018/04/23

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou

    Things are changing: "Wet gets wetter, dry gets drier"

    This is not new, our country is situated in an arid and semi-arid area, and we all know what it means: Iran is not normally defined as a wet country.