Severe floods leave 5 dead, 7 injured in 7 provinces, Iran

Severe floods leave 5 dead, 7 injured in 7 provinces, Iran

Heavy rains affecting Iran over the past couple of days have left at least 5 people dead and 7 others injured. 

According to a statement by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) on August 3, relief and rescue forces provided services to 846 flood survivors in 7 affected provinces. While relief operations have been completed in 5 provinces, they still continue in Qazvin and Zanjan.

The city of Avaj was one of the worst affected after recording just over 36 mm (1.4 inches) of rain in just 40 minutes on August 2, 2021.

"Over the last two years, Iran was doused with rain which was unprecedented during the past 50 years, but last year, unfortunately, the country faced drought, which shows a 40% decrease in rainfall," the Tehran Times reports.

Rainfall extremes over the past 3 years slowly questioned the conception that Iran is experiencing a long-term drought and some of the experts announced that a wet spell will embrace the country, the paper noted.

"So, some experts claimed that Iran has entered a period of a wet spell after experiencing dry spells over the past few decades, some others highly rejected the claim implying that the country faced a lack of rain by 50 mm (1.96 inches) over the past 50 years."


Height of Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai eruption reached 30 km (98 500 feet) a.s.l., Tonga

January 17, 2022

Eruptive column produced by the massive eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga at 04:10 UTC on January 15, 2022, likely reached a height of about 30 km (98 500 feet) above sea level. The data is coming from Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite...

Temperature in China's Inner Mongolia drops to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F)

December 29, 2021

Severe cold wave sweeping through northern China dropped the temperature in the city of Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia autonomous region to -46.9 °C (-52.4 °F) on December 23, 2021. The cold snap continued over the Christmas weekend and into the new week. While...

Annual rainfall and snowfall records broken in Greece

December 15, 2021

Two annual records, for rainfall and snowfall, were already broken this month in Greece, the National Observatory of Athens announced. The annual rainfall reading at Theodoriana meteorological station, in the northwestern regional unit of Arta, reached 3 425 mm...

Deep freeze - St. Petersburg breaks daily temperature record set in 1893, Russia

December 06, 2021

With the temperature dropping to -20.9 C (-5.8 F) on Sunday, December 5, 2021, the Russian city of St. Petersburg has broken its daily record set 128 years ago - in 1893. "Today, St. Petersburg set a new daily cold weather record. Temperatures in the Northern...

Heavy rains destroy over 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021, India

December 01, 2021

Heavy rain in India has destroyed more than 5 million ha (12.4 million acres) of crops in 2021. Karnataka was the worst affected, with 1.4 million ha (3.5 million acres) of crop lost, followed by Rajasthan with 679 000 ha (1.68 million acres), West Bengal with 690...



REMOVE ADS AND SUPPORT OUR WORK

Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider becoming a supporter.

OPEN AD-FREE ACCOUNT


Comments

No comments yet. Why don't you post the first comment?

Post a comment

Your name: *

Your email address: *

Comment text: *

The image that appears on your comment is your Gravatar