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  • 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.

  • Rainfall rises by 6% compared to long run 2022-02-20 20:00

    Rainfall rises by 6% compared to long run

    TEHRAN – Since the beginning of winter (December 22, 2021), the amount of rainfall was accompanied by a growth of over 6.1 percent compared to the long-term average, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Kerman floods: historical sites affected 2022-01-19 22:00

    Kerman floods: historical sites affected

    TEHRAN – Recent floods in Kerman have inflicted damage to some historical sites across the southern Iranian province. Local authorities have said the flooding has never brought and historical site down to earth but the extent of damage is unclear.

  • 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.

  • Long-term rainfall down by 34% in autumn 2021-12-25 17:31

    Long-term rainfall down by 34% in autumn

    TEHRAN – While the country received 40.3 mm of rain during the autumn (September 23-December 21), it experienced a 34.5 percent decrease compared to the long-term average of 61.6 mm.

  • 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.

  • rainfall 2021-07-21 15:39

    Seasonal torrential rains alleviate water stress in Iran

    TEHRAN - Heavy rainfalls since the start of summer have helped reduce water stress in the country, increasing the national average precipitation by three percent.

  • Autumn rains likely to start later than normal 2021-06-15 17:29

    Autumn rains likely to start later than normal

    TEHRAN – Autumnal rainfall this year is likely to start later than normal in the country, hence the drought period will be prolonged, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, has said.

  • The plateau of Iran 2021-05-26 23:46

    By M.A. Saki

    Iran is prime victim of climate change 

    Iran has been suffering droughts for decades. It has been expedited over the last three decades. 

  • 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.

  • Historical arch bridge to undergo urgent restoration near Tehran 2021-04-06 19:12

    Historical arch bridge to undergo urgent restoration near Tehran

    TEHRAN – Restoration and vital rehabilitation works will commence soon on Pol-e Khatun; a centuries-old arch bridge near capital Tehran. 

  • Iran to probably face drought this year: expert 2021-04-03 18:20

    Iran to probably face drought this year: expert

    TEHRAN – Iran will probably experience drought over the current [Iranian calendar] year (began on March 21), as only four provinces out of 31 provinces of the country received normal rainfall last year, director of flood control at Forests, Rangelands, and Watershed Management Organization said.

  • 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.

  • Autumn seen with lower than normal rainfall 2020-09-12 18:30

    Autumn seen with lower than normal rainfall

    TEHRAN – Precipitation in Iran is expected to meet normal or lower than normal averages over autumn, Ahad Vazifeh, head of the national center for drought and crisis management, said.

  • Rainfall in Iran 33% higher than long-term average 2020-05-15 15:58

    Rainfall in Iran 33% higher than long-term average

    TEHRAN – Since the beginning of the current water year (September 23, 2019), the whole country received 282 mm of rainfall, which is 31.8 percent higher compared to the past 51 years, which was recorded at 213.9 mm.

  • 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.

  • Iran climate: wet spell or still short of rain? 2020-04-14 19:06

    By Faranak Bakhtiari

    Iran climate: wet spell or still short of rain?

    TEHRAN – While some experts claim that Iran has entered a period of the wet spell after experiencing dry spells over the past few decades, some others highly reject the claim implying that the country faced a lack of rain by 50mm over the past 5 decades.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran 2019-11-09 19:31

    Visit ‘Owpart’ where jungle borders desert in Iran

    TEHRAN – Amongst wanders of the nature is sudden climate change when you pass Iran’s northern Mazandaran province for Semnan in its south. Here the Owpart region acts like an elevated natural barrier, dividing lush jungles from the harsh, sun-scorched desert lands.

  • 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.

  • Mighan wetland hosts migratory birds once again 2019-10-15 20:23

    Mighan wetland hosts migratory birds once again

    TEHRAN – Mighan wetland in central province of Markazi has returned back to life due to above normal rainfall and is now home to flocks of migratory birds which come to spend the winter, Mehr reported on Tuesday.

  • Will Iran experience above-normal rainfall during autumn? 2019-08-05 17:39

    Will Iran experience above-normal rainfall during autumn?

    TEHRAN – According to the forecasts, El Nino–Southern Oscillation (ENSO), is in a neutral phase during autumn, not contributing to a rise in precipitations in the country, especially during autumn and winter, Iman Babaeian, head of the climatological research institute affiliated to Iran’s Meteorological Organization has said.

  • Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain 2019-06-26 19:32

    Shadegan wetland water level rises after heavy rain

    TEHRAN – Shadegan wetland fully filled after heavy rainfall poured over the province of Khuzestan during spring, Ahmad Lahijanzadeh, head of marine environment affairs at the DOE has said.

  • Wildfire risk increases in Zagros foothills 2019-06-12 21:10

    Wildfire risk increases in Zagros foothills

    TEHRAN – Following heavy rainfall doused the country during the past months, vegetation has covered vast areas of Zagros forest in southwestern part of the country, which easily ignites when temperature level gets higher and wildfire risk increases.

  • Will Iran set all-time heat records this summer? 2019-05-14 19:55

    Will Iran set all-time heat records this summer?

    TEHRAN – Following torrential rain and flooding in the country, some experts say that this summer will beat the heat records, with sweltering temperatures scattering around the country.

  • Colorful butterflies flap wings across the capital 2019-05-11 20:15

    Colorful butterflies flap wings across the capital

    TEHRAN – Great numbers of butterflies are taking to the skies of the capital, following rainy periods, Tehran City Council member has stated.

  • FB-2 2019-05-07 22:10

    ‘Water shortage not a concern for Tehraners this summer’

    TEHRAN – Tehran's water resources condition has improved significantly due to recent rainfalls during the current water year (started September 23, 2018), so that water shortage in summer should be of no concern to the citizens, deputy director at Tehran Water and Wastewater Company has said.