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  • Precipitations to hit normal, above-normal levels in spring  2019-03-16 10:56

    Precipitations to hit normal, above-normal levels in spring 

    TEHRAN — Iran’s Climatological research Institute announced that the country will receive normal and above-normal levels of precipitations in the first two months of spring.

  • Dams 2019-03-11 09:55

    Water behind major dams shrinks despite rainfalls

    TEHRAN – Sixty two large dams constituting 35 percent of the total water behind dams are retaining water by less than 40 percent despite recent above normal rainfalls, IRNA reported on Sunday.

  • 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.

  • ‘Recent rainfall fluctuations indicate rapid climate change’ 2019-02-25 09:18

    ‘Recent rainfall fluctuations indicate rapid climate change’

    TEHRAN – The country’s precipitation and temperature rate is anticipated to meet normal and above normal averages during the next three months (February 20-May 21), while getting above normal averages might be worrisome due to climate change instant growth, head of the climatological research institute affiliated to Iran’s Meteorological Organization (IMO) has said.

  • 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.

  • Flash flood hits southwestern Iran, villages evacuated  2019-01-30 16:57

    Flash flood hits southwestern Iran, villages evacuated 

    TEHRAN — Heavy rainfalls in northern and eastern parts of the province of Khuzestan, southwestern Iran, have led to devastating flood hitting the region over the past three days leading to evacuation of some villages, Khabaronline reported.

  • 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. 

  • Drought-stricken southeastern Iran hoping for rain 2019-01-20 10:16

    Drought-stricken southeastern Iran hoping for rain

    TEHRAN – While an intense burst of snow has blanketed 22 provinces of the country, the southeastern province of Kerman is suffering from the lack of downpours along with severe sand and dust storms (SDSs), Mehr news agency reported on Friday.

  • Expert predicts Iran to meet period of wet spells 2019-01-08 09:52

    Expert predicts Iran to meet period of wet spells

    TEHRAN – Statistics show that Iran’s weather patterns are changing toward entering a period of consecutive rainy days, but given the country’s climate characteristic constantly experiencing intense wet and dry spells, it is necessary to prevent high water consumption, faculty member of the Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands has said.

  • 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.

  • Migratory birds wintering in Iran increased by 26.5% 2018-12-31 10:34

    Migratory birds wintering in Iran increased by 26.5%

    TERHAN – The total population of migratory birds took flight to spend the cold season in the country increased by 26.5 percent last winter compared to a year earlier, head of aquatic animals and wildlife affairs at the Department of Environment (DOE) has said.

  • 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. 

  • Rain and wind to the rescue: Tehran air quality markedly improved in autumn  2018-12-23 21:25

    Rain and wind to the rescue: Tehran air quality markedly improved in autumn 

    TEHRAN — As per the data released by Iran’s Meteorological Organization as well as National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center with increased precipitation in Tehran air quality have noticeably enhanced in the capital. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Low impact of El Niño on autumn rainfall in Iran 2018-09-15 23:10

    Low impact of El Niño on autumn rainfall in Iran

    TEHRAN — The El Niño, will have a little impact on Iran's autumn rainfall this year, head of climatological research institute affiliated to the Iran’s Meteorological Organization 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.

  • Climate change alarm bells ringing:  Temperature rises across Iran over spring 2018-06-26 17:36

    Climate change alarm bells ringing: Temperature rises across Iran over spring

    TEHRAN — All Iranian provinces experienced an average 0.8 degrees on the Celsius scale temperature rise over spring compared to the long-term mean, the director of the national center for drought and crisis management, affiliated to Meteorological Organization, 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.