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Average Spring Temperature Up 1.5°C

Average Spring Temperature Up 1.5°CAverage Spring Temperature Up 1.5°C

The average temperature in Iran during spring (March 21-June 21) was 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than the long-term average. Speaking to ISNA, Shahrokh Fateh, the head of Drought and Crisis Management Center at Iran's Meteorological Organization, said every province in Iran experienced above normal temperatures in spring. Kermanshah and Golestan saw the smallest increase in average temperatures (+0.7°C) while South Khorasan experienced the biggest rise (+2.2°C). Tehran's average temperature went up by 1.2°C. Fateh also said rainfall during the current water year (started Sept. 22, 2016) up until July 1, 2017, has declined by 9% compared with the same period of last water year, dropping from 230.8 millimeters to 209.5 millimeters.

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