The mini-planes ‘shock’ the clouds into releasing their moisture
With temperatures soaring to over 120F (49C), Dubai desperately needs rain – and a new initiative from the Brit university is delivering a bigger downpour than expected.
Drones that give clouds ‘electric shocks’ to encourage rainfall are being tested in the skies above Dubai.
The United Arab Emirates [UAE] is one of the world’s driest countries, and with a summer heatwave driving temperatures up as high as 122F (49C) locals are desperate for a few drops of rain.
Average rainfall in the Emirates is just under four inches per year (compared to almost 35” in the UK) and the UAE is only expected to get hotter and drier as climate change takes hold.Continue reading… “Dubai creates its own rain to break heatwave by sending drones to ‘zap’ clouds”