Dubai has come up with a genius way to combat its scorching 50C/122F temperature problem by creating ‘enhanced rain.’
The United Arab Emirates city has been going through hellish summers and in response, the National Center of Meteorology has started using drones that fire electrical charges into clouds, causing them to clump together and create precipitation.
The NCM has shared video materials of monsoon-like rain drenching roads and igniting flashes of lightning.
‘Cloud-seeding’ has played a major role in creating more showers in a country that typically only sees four inches per year, which is much less than the 33 inches normally seen in the United Kingdom.
Naturally, rain and strong winds limit visibility on roads and create difficult driving conditions, and people have been warned that more harsh weather may be coming up as they celebrate Eid Al Adha this week.