Precipitation growth at 44% compared to the average level in 50 years

TEHRAN, Apr. 07 (MNA) – According to the latest data released by Iranian Ministry of Energy, the volume of precipitation in the time span from December 23, 2018 to April 6, 2019 has witnessed a 44 percent increase, about 19.6 millimeters, in comparison with the average level of precipitations during the recent 50 years.

The figure reached 283.8 millimeters in the said time, registering 70 percent rise, about 167.1 millimeters, compared with the precipitation volume during the past 11 years.

Exceptional rainfalls since March 19 have flooded some 1,900 cities and villages across Iran, claiming over 70 lives and causing hundreds of millions of dollars of damage to Iranian water and agriculture infrastructures. 

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