precipitation

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  • Flash flooding in southern Iran claims 17 lives, tens affected 2022-07-23 11:04

    21 killed, tens affected as flooding hits southern Iran

    TEHRAN - A devastating flood in the city of Estahban, southern Fars province, has left 21 people dead, as rescuers are continuing to hunt for two missing people.

  • Iran short of rain by 29% 2022-04-18 17:47

    Iran short of rain by 29%

    TEHRAN – Since the beginning of the current crop year (September 23, 2021), precipitation has dropped by 29 percent compared to a year ago, Sadeq Ziaeian, director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated with the Meteorological Organization, has said.

  • Precipitation 15.5% less than normal in Iran 2022-03-13 18:08

    Precipitation 15.5% less than normal in Iran

    TEHRAN – Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2021), the country has received rainfall 15.5 percent below normal.

  • Increased precipitation raises wildfire risk 2022-02-04 17:17

    Increased precipitation raises wildfire risk

    TEHRAN – Given that heavy snow and rainfall saturated the country over the past few months, plant and vegetation cover has been expanded which seems to be vulnerable to temperature rise, so wildfire risk increases during this summer (starting on May 22).

  • Precipitation rises by 86% compared to long run 2022-01-08 19:00

    Precipitation rises by 86% compared to long run

    TEHRAN – Since the beginning of winter (December 22, 2021), the amount of rainfall was accompanied by a growth of over 86 percent compared to the long-term average, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Iran short of rain by 33% 2021-12-14 17:06

    Iran short of rain by 33%

    TEHRAN – Precipitation has declined by 33 percent in Iran over the first three months of the current water year (September 23-December 10) compared to the long-term mean.

  • Power outages 2021-07-11 11:18

    By M.A. Saki

    Remedies for power cuts

    With the arrival of scorching summer, power outages have become frequent in Iran. Low precipitation, which its effects are seen in every part of the country, has exacerbated the situation.

  • Iran experiences 60% rainfall drop in 2 months on year 2021-05-22 19:11

    Iran experiences 60% rainfall drop in 2 months on year

    TEHRAN – Precipitation has declined by 60 percent in Iran over the first two months of the current [Iranian calendar] year (March 21-May 21) compared to the same period last year.

  • Rainfall drops by 54% compared to last water year 2021-04-28 17:26

    Rainfall drops by 54% compared to last water year

    TEHRAN – Precipitation in Iran amounted to 127.8 millimeters from the beginning of the current water year (September 22, 2020) until April 24, which demonstrates a 54 percent decline compared to the same period last [Iranian calendar] year.

  • Autumn precipitation at normal level in Iran 2020-12-22 17:47

    Autumn precipitation at normal level in Iran

    TEHRAN – Precipitation in Iran amounted to 66 millimeters during autumn, 10 percent higher than the long-term average and 14 percent lower than the autumn last [Iranian calendar] year.

  • Rainfall in Tehran hits 69-year record high 2020-02-26 17:14

    Rainfall in Tehran hits 69-year record high

    TEHRAN – Rainfall doused the capital city of Tehran over the past two days, reaching 55.5 millimeters, which was unprecedented in the past 69 years.

  • Precipitation rate rises by 22% in a water year 2020-02-09 17:17

    Precipitation rate rises by 22% in a water year

    TEHRAN – Rainfall has reached above normal levels in Iran as the country received 22 percent more rainfall since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2019) compared to the long run, head of the National Drought and Monitoring Center of the Meteorological Organization has announced.

  • Iran to carry out cloud seeding project within two weeks 2020-02-02 17:48

    Iran to carry out cloud seeding project within two weeks

    TEHRAN – A cloud seeding project will be carried out within the next two weeks in some northern, central and southern provinces of the country, Farid Golkar, head of Iran’s National Cloud Seeding Research Center, has announced.

  • Precipitation increases by 44% within a month 2020-01-21 19:23

    Precipitation increases by 44% within a month

    TEHRAN – The latest statistics released by the Ministry of Energy shows that the country received 77.6 billion cubic meters in precipitations over the Iranian calendar month of Azar (November 22-December 21, 2019), which is 44 percent more than a month before.

  • Fall 2019-10-29 18:59

    Precipitations hit normal, above-normal levels in a month

    TEHRAN – Precipitations have reached normal and above-normal levels in Iran as the country has experienced 70.8 percent rise in rainfall since the beginning of the current water year (September 23) compared to the long-term mean.

  • Temperature declined during spring nationwide 2019-06-25 10:47

    Average temperature declines during spring nationwide

    TEHRAN – Temperature dropped by 0.2 degrees Celsius on average in Iran during the spring compared to the long-term means, the director of the National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center, affiliated to the Meteorological Organization, has said.

  • ‘Water level at Lake Urmia unprecedented for the past decade’ 2019-05-31 17:01

    ‘Water level at Lake Urmia unprecedented for the past decade’

    TEHRAN — The level of water at Lake Urmia, a body of water located in northwestern Iran, is unprecedented for the past 10 years, an official with West Azarbaijan province’s department of environment has said.

  • Is Lake Urmia on fast track to total restoration? 2019-05-11 20:07

    Is Lake Urmia on fast track to total restoration?

    TEHRAN — Kiumars Daneshjoo, CEO of West Azarbaijan regional water company, said on Saturday that two billion cubic meters of water is released from the dams surrounding the Lake Urmia increasing the volume of water at the lake to more than 5.3 billion cubic meters.

  • photos 2019-05-07 22:05

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Precipitation doused Iran, western provinces hit records high

    TEHRAN – Iran has experienced 40.5 percent rise in rainfall since the current water year (September 23, 2018) compared to the long-term mean with western provinces of Lorestan and Ilam setting the record for the highest rainfall levels.

  • As Lake Urmia replenishes Artemia returns to the lake 2019-05-06 21:34

    As Lake Urmia replenishes Artemia returns to the lake

    TEHRAN — After heavy rainfalls nationwide Lake Urmia, northwestern Iran, sprang back into life and now Artemia, aquatic species which used to reside in the lake, returned once again.

  • Increased precipitations predicted for next two decades in Iran  2019-05-04 08:27

    Increased precipitations predicted for next two decades in Iran 

    TEHRAN — It seems that over the next one to two decades the number of years with above-normal precipitations will increase, eminent meteorology professor Hossein Ardakani has said.

  • Spring downpours replenish Hamoun and Helmand, revive agriculture 2019-04-30 20:50

    Spring downpours replenish Hamoun and Helmand, revive agriculture

    TEHRAN — After two decades of dryness, enough ranis have finally come to bring Hamoun wetland and Helmand River back to life in southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, hence revives agriculture in the region as well.

  • A blessing in disguise: Benefits of flood in Iran’s capital 2019-04-30 12:18

    A blessing in disguise: Benefits of flood in Iran’s capital

    TEHRAN — Some officials believe that the long-term advantages of a probable flood in Iran’s capital, Tehran, outweigh its disastrous effects.