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Iran experienced an 84% increase in precipitation during the month of Mehr (September 23 – October 22) compared to the long-term average, an official at the Iran Meteorological Organization said. Shahrokh Fateh, head of National Center for Drought and Crisis Management at IMO,  said, “We’ve had 19.5 millimeters of rainfall since the beginning of current water year (September 23),” ISNA reported. Although the figure shows an 11.5% decline compared to the same period last year, it denotes an 84% increase compared to the long-term average of 11 millimeters. It is too early to tell if current weather patterns will hold, but “rainfall is expected to be slightly higher than normal in certain provinces in the coming months,” Fateh said.