UAE uses drones and “cloud seeding” technology to bring heavy rain to hot coastal cities
The UAE is located in the Persian Gulf, close to Saudi Arabia, July August and August are the hottest months of the year, and the temperature during this time can exceed 110 degrees Fahrenheit (approximately 43 degrees Celsius)-at least in coastal areas.
It is reported that the temperature in the coastal areas is very hot, and the rainfall is very small. The average annual rainfall is about 4 inches. Over the years, this country has been exploring ways to change this situation, including a concept involving artificial mountains that was put forward a few years ago. Fast forward to July 2021, and now, a solution has been implemented.
UAE National Meteorological Center posted on Twitter Tweet Storm, which shared rainfall in coastal areas and 3D model videos on it.
The official meteorological agency reported that some areas received light rains, while others experienced heavy rains. Heavy rains in some areas severely affected traffic. According to the NCM report, the torrential rains under these cloud seedings seem to have occurred in different areas in the past few days.
Due to the daily temperature in many areas of UAE It’s all above 100 degrees Fahrenheit, so the weather continues to be hot at the moment. But UAE is not only worried about the heat, because it is also facing population growth and water shortages. In this regard, the UAE has spent millions of dollars to explore solutions to these problems, not just the artificial mountains mentioned earlier.
It is understood that by deploying drones and using them to change the cloud layer, scientists are able to force water droplets to gather together and eventually fall instead of evaporating as usual. This effort may make UAE’s annual rainfall much more than the usual 4 inches and provide a solution to the growing problems caused by climate change.