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Rainfall in Iran Still Below Normal Despite Springtime Relief

Although the recent downpours have alleviated the growing drought, the country is still suffering from a noticeable dearth of precipitation
The Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea catchment area in the south has registered the biggest decline in rainfall.The Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea catchment area in the south has registered the biggest decline in rainfall.
Experts predict that the country's water scarcity will hit crisis level by 2025

Despite the promising springtime rainfalls that improved the figures for the season, the total precipitation is still 29% below its long-term average, a senior official at Iran Meteorological Organization said.
The country has received a total amount of 70 millimeters of rainfall during the first three months of the current Iranian year (started March 21), which shows a 35 % rise compared to last spring, the head of National Drought Warning and Monitoring Center Sadeq Ziaian noted.
"The rainfalls are almost 27% higher than the long-term average of 55mm for the spring season," ISNA quoted Ziaian as saying.

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