Rainfall fell by 58% comparing to last year, water reductions in Tehran, Iran

Rainfall fell by 58% comparing to last year, water reductions in Tehran, Iran

Heatwave is scourging Iran bringing temperatures to alarming heights which, combined with the lack of rainfall, created drinking water shortages and reductions.

Dr. Abbas Ranjbar, a faculty member of the Tehran-based meteorology research center said that the maximum temperature in Tehran reached 41 degrees Celsius last week, which is close to a sixty-year high of 42.6 degrees recorded on July 18, 1988. He added that rainfall in Tehran Province fell by 58% this spring comparing to the same periods last year.

RadioZamaneh reports that residents will have to face periodic water cut-offs on a daily basis. City officials have announced that with a 5 - 10% decrease in water usage and temperatures not rising beyond 40 degrees Celsius, the water shortage problems will be resolved. However, water usage has reportedly hit a “historic record” in Tehran, while the temperature in the capital has risen as high as 42 C in recent days.

The lack of precipitation has caused similar problems for the city of Yazd.

Experts claim Iran will face a general 10% decline in precipitation in the next 90 years, causing most of its underground water to dry up.

Currently, July 29, temperature in Tehran is 37 degrees Celsius, precipitation is 0 mm. Extended forecast shows the same conditions will continue through August with slight chance for couple of morning showers on August 8.

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Tags: iran, tehran

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Paul 6 years ago

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