Iran’s capital temperature to reach 41C
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 23/ Trend, N. Umid/
Tehran's temperature tomorrow will reach 41C, which is the highest temperature for the current solar year (which started on March 21), official of Iran Meteorological Organization, Abdolreza Omidvar said, Mehr news agency reported.
According to the Iran Meteorological Organization, each 0.5 to 1 degree rise will lead to the consumption of additional 50,000 to 100,000 cubic meters of water in the capital. The Tehran Water and Waste Water Company announced in a statement on July 17 that Tehran's water consumption marked a new record in the past days, reaching an average of 3.2 million cubic meters.
"If the consumption trend and the high temperature continue, there could be water shortages in Tehran in the coming days," the company announced, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Alireza Nozaripour, an official with Tehran Water and Waste Water Company said in June that Iranian precipitation saw a 30-per cent decrease in the previous calendar year, which ended on March 20.
The reservoirs behind the country's dams has also decrease by 40 per cent, he said.