Recent Downpours No Manmade Phenomenon

Recent Downpours No Manmade Phenomenon Recent Downpours No Manmade Phenomenon

The head of Iran Meteorological Organization has denied the speculations that the recent downpours across Iran have resulted from cloud seeding projects or other human efforts.
"Over the current water year [started Sept. 23] no cloud seeding project has been carried out… The low precipitation in winter and favorable rains in spring cannot be attributed to human efforts," Davoud Parhizgar was quoted as saying by IRNA. 
The official noted that the present condition stems from natural atmospheric and oceanic oscillations across the Arctic and the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean.  
"The phenomenon had a negative impact on Iran in the cold season which gradually recovered in the spring. The condition is expected to continue by the end of the season and slightly make up for the water year's below-normal precipitation," he said.  
The abundant springtime rainfall following a rather dry fall and winter have come as a surprise to many who attribute it to human efforts such as cloud seeding. 


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