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Dates: extensive monsoon damage

November 17, 2022 at 1:24 PM , Der AUDITOR
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BUSHEHR. While farmers completed harvesting in Iran’s Bushehr province in October, the current production estimates for dates show that unexpected monsoon rainfalls caused extensive damage. This is, however, not the only problem the market is confronted with.

Monsoon wreaks havoc

While the Indian monsoon usually brings some rain to Iran, the impact was devastating this year. Rare summer rains and floods wreaked havoc in 19 of Iran’s 31 provinces and killed at least 56 people as official reports state. Although the monsoon was expected to have a stronger impact than usual, the force with which the weather event struck shocked meteorologists, especially in Pakistan where floods and landslides left nearly 1,700 people dead and have affected millions. Several factors including air temperatures, drought and lack of fore

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