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Turkey witnessed least precipitation of two decades last year

An annual report released by the State Meteorological Service has showed that the volume of the precipitation across the country between Oct. 1, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2021, has been the least of the last two decades.

"The precipitation decreased by 16 percent compared to rainfalls that occurred a year ago and some 19 percent down from the average of several years," the report said.

New heat wave to scorch Istanbul: Expert

New heavy rainfalls are expected in six northeastern provinces hit by flood last week and a new heat wave will scorch Istanbul and the Marmara region next week, a meteorologist has warned.

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"Apart from the eastern part of the Black Sea region, there will be no precipitation across the country," Orhan Şen said on the private broadcaster CNN Türk on July 28.

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