Dubai creates artificial rain regularly using cloud seeding, as natural rain is very rare. People are informed about the rains a day in advance.

Over 200 cloud seeding missions conducted in UAE from January to June this year

Abu Dhabi: A total of 219 cloud seeding operations across the UAE were conducted in the first six months of the year to enhance the country’s water supply, the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) revealed on Monday.

From January to June, a total of 4,841 flares as well as 419 ground generator flares were used by NCM’s Emirates Weather Enhancement Factory.

Cloud seeding enhances rainfall from existing cloud formations. It is done by firing special flares that are loaded with salt crystals into convective clouds. The process then attracts tiny particles of water that collide and become heavier which then fall as rain.

NCM has a sophisticated network of radars that monitor the country’s atmosphere around the clock and provide data… Continue Reading (2 minute read)

8 thoughts on “Dubai creates artificial rain regularly using cloud seeding, as natural rain is very rare. People are informed about the rains a day in advance.”

  1. nenenene

    The UAE isn’t the only one doing this. Over a hundred countries have active cloud seeding programs right now. A lot of these programs have been around since the 50s. …hm.

  2. flipwilde

    So if this is possible why isn’t it done to ease droughts in places like Australia?

  3. inquisitivebug

    It must be a dream to be a weatherman in Dubai

  4. hotterthanthesunn

    Sounds like something Sir Crocodile would do

  5. Anon_Fodder

    Is there anything that can stop rain? Asking from a really wet miserable country

  6. fervantant

    If they announce this a day in advance I’ve never seen the articles!
    Normally I find out when it’s actually raining.
    It creates massive havoc in a city where the roads are not designed for rain and the drivers have no idea how to drive in it!

  7. DirtyDanTheManlyMan

    Are they using Dance Powder?

  8. artagel

    They certainly don’t announce it a day in advance. There might be random articles about cloud seeding, but they do that anytime the conditions are right. There have literally been floods because of it in some parts of the Emirates, including Dubai.

    Personally, I always wondered whose rain they were stealing. If they seed the clouds and force moisture to collect and hopefully drop, then I’d imagine that moisture won’t drop somewhere else.

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