precipitation

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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.

  • Water drenches 18,000 ha of Hamoun-e Sabori wetland 2019-02-24 21:47

    Water drenches 18,000 ha of Hamoun-e Sabori wetland

    TEHRAN – Hamoun-e Sabori wetland on the Iran-Afghanistan border has been saturated, as rainwater flowed over 18,000 hectares of the wetland, Mohammad Reza Alimoradi, head of marine affairs at the Sistan-Baluchestan provincial department of environment has announced.

  • Precipitation triples last year’s mean in Iran  2019-02-17 09:36

    Precipitation triples last year’s mean in Iran 

    TEHRAN — As per the data released on Friday by the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center affiliated to the Meteorological Organization, precipitation amounts in the current water year (starting on September 23, 2018) have jumped three-folds compared to the same period a year earlier. 

  • ‘Cloud seeding increased rainfall by 25%’ 2019-02-04 10:43

    ‘Cloud seeding increase rainfall by 25%’

    TEHRAN – Cloud seeding has resulted in a 25-percent increase in precipitation rates over the country, Farid Golkar, head of the National Cloud Seeding Research Center has announced.

  • 97% of Iran affected by long-term drought: expert 2019-02-01 22:29

    97% of Iran affected by long-term drought: expert

    TEHRAN — Based on the dada collected over the past decade approximately 97 percent of the country is affected by long-term drought, director of the national drought warning and monitoring center, Sadeq Ziaeian, has said.

  • The generous sky has opened; is the dry spell over in Iran?  2019/01/29

    By Maryam Qarehgozlou 

    The generous sky has opened; is the dry spell over in Iran? 

    TEHRAN — Since the beginning of autumn Iran has seen a great increase in precipitation amounts but endless speculations are running rampant as to whether the dry spell is over in the country or not. 

  • Iran to experience 10-day cold spell in first month of winter: expert anticipated 2019-01-01 21:10

    Expert predicts 10-day ‘cold spell’ as of Jan. 5 in Iran

    TEHRAN – Eminent meteorologist professor Hossein Ardakani told Tasnim news agency that a cold spell will hit the country and heavy snow will start, leaving freezing weather for 10 days on January 5-15.

  • Only 2 weeks of clean air quality for Tehraners this year   2018-12-29 00:09

    Only 2 weeks of clean air quality for Tehraners this year  

    TEHRAN — Tehraners have experienced a fortnight of clean air quality since the beginning of the current Iranian calendar year (started March 21), an official with Department of Environment has said. 

  • Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran 2018-12-16 21:12

    Rainfalls bring back life to Bamdej wetland, southwestern Iran

    TEHRAN – Bamdej Wetland, located 40 kilometers northwest of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, has been filled with water after autumn rainfalls, while suffering a significant drop in water level during summer, deputy director of Khuzestan province’s environment department general 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.

  • Iran to carry out cloud seeding project by drones within few weeks 2018-12-06 09:33

    Iran to carry out cloud seeding project by drones in weeks

    TEHRAN – A cloud seeding project will be carried out within the next few weeks in some provinces of the country using planes and drones in cooperation with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF), Farid Golkar, head of Iran’s National Cloud Seeding Research Center has announced.

  • A view of a snow-covered lake in East Azarbaijan in mid-autumn 2018-12-01 00:15

    Winter precipitation to hit normal levels: IMO

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) has projected normal precipitation amounts on average for the winter across the country.

  • A rainy day in Tehran 2018-11-18 09:32

    Mean precipitation in two months of autumn quadruples yr/yr: data 

    TEHRAN — From the beginning of autumn to November 17, Iran received 43.7 millimeters of rain on average which quadruples last year’s precipitation over the same period, according to data released on Saturday by the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.