As reported by the channel CBS News, the UAE National Center of Meteorology (NCM) posted a video on Instagram where we can see cars crossing the rain-soaked streets of Ras Al Khaimah in the northern part of the country. Another video clip shows the landscape after the heavy rain that hit the Al Ain Airport area. The UAE Meteorological Service issued warnings of heavy rains last weekend for the entire country, from Dubai to Abu Dhabi.

Cloud seeding in Dubai

The authorities used the so-called seeding clouds. In this case, special drones were used that caused precipitation. Shock clouds that cause rain. Since the beginning of the year, this technology has been used more than a hundred times, not only in Dubai but also in other regions of the United Arab Emirates. The idea turned out to be so successful that there was a local flood.

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Cloud seeding – what is it?

The so-called cloud seeding consists in the fact that special chemical compounds, for example, salt crystals or silver iodide, are artificially sprayed into the air (often by aircraft). They provoke the condensation of water vapor in the clouds into large droplets, and thus rain.

Saudi Arabia will plant clouds. The government approved the program

Currently, “cloud seeding” is used by about 50 countries – incl. China, Israel, United States of AmericaAnd the RussiaOr France or Spain. The United Arab Emirates conducted 247 such operations in 2019 alone.

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Climate change means longer and stronger heat waves

According to the government document “National Environmental Policy”, climatic scenarios for Poland show that the most common weather events related to global warming in this decade will be heat waves with a tendency to extend their duration. For the largest cities in Poland, an increase in the number of hot days is expected (maximum temperature exceeds 30 ° C).

The weather in a given period depends on a number of variables, and regardless of climate change, periods are hotter and colder. However, as the average temperature of the planet increases, the resulting temperature is higher. So what was once an extremely hot period is becoming more common with climate change, with days of unprecedentedly high temperatures in a particular place. “What we today call an ‘extreme heat wave’, we will simply call it ‘summer’ for decades, unless we sharply reduce carbon emissions. wegla. The choice is ours … ”- warns Michael E. Mann, one of the world’s most famous climatologists.

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