Scientists in Britain are designing a machine that could help to produce rain in areas where it is needed.
The plan involves forcing seawater through nozzles so that it becomes a fine spray, which can then gradually form into clouds.

The research is being carried out at Edinburgh University by Professor Stephen Salter, who designed a way of producing electricity from waves 30 years ago with a system of floats known as “Salter’s duck”.

His rainmaking idea has just been awarded a government development grant worth over £100,000.