“In the middle of August, the weather condition is relatively cool in our country for summer season. The number of rainy days is also many in comparison to the previous years,” said the head of the National Hydrometeorological Service of MENR Umayra Tagiyeva, APA reports.
According to her, usually in August very hot and dry weather is observed in Nakhchivan AR, lowland, and Absheron regions of the country: “However, this year a situation is different. In many regions and the Absheron peninsula, the amount of rainfall in just 17 days is higher than the usual amount of rainfall during the month. For example, the amount of rainfall in Absheron peninsula was 147 percent of monthly norm. During this period, the most rain was in Ismailli (191 percent of the monthly norm), Sabirabad (182 percent of monthly norm), Shaki (109 percent of the monthly norm), and Mingachevir ( 101 percent of the monthly norm).
As a result of torrential rains, there were floods 4 times. For comparison, I state that no flood was recorded in August of 2019.”