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Ahvaz Hits 43°C

Ahvaz Hits 43°CAhvaz Hits 43°C

While most regions in Iran have been experiencing an unusually cold spring season, the mercury in Ahvaz registered a sweltering 43°C on Friday for the second day in a row.

Power consumption has spiked, as people stayed indoors and turned on their cooling systems, IRNA reported.

The temperature in Ahvaz is expected to cool down slightly in the next two days.

However, meteorologists say Khuzestan is unlikely to receive much rainfall in spring, adding to the province's water woes. Since the beginning of the current water year (September 22, 2016), there has been a 48% drop in precipitation compared to the same period of the previous year.

Khuzestan is among the hottest provinces in Iran, with numerous cities frequently registering temperatures as high as 50°C in summer. However, scorching temperatures at the beginning of spring is very rare.

At present, the western fringes of the country have experienced sporadic snowfall while northern and central provinces have been lashed by frequent rainfall in the past three weeks.


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