Rains due to cloud seeding, UAE's National Centre of Meteorology explains

Rains due to cloud seeding, UAE's National Centre of Meteorology explains
Published: 22 May 2019 - 8 a.m.
By: Shane McGinley

The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) has been carrying out cloud seeding operations in the clouds above the United Arab Emirates, resulting in the recent uncharacteristically rainy weather.

The UAE Research Programme for Rain Enhancement Science tweeted that the cloud seeding operations had taken place “due to the accumulation of the abundant convective clouds over the UAE in several areas (specifically in the Eastern & Southern terrains) within the last few days”.

On Sunday the NCM issued a weather forecast for the week, forecasting cloudy and rainy conditions. Below is the forecast for today and the rest of the week:

Wednesday: Partly cloudy to cloudy in general, especially over some southern and eastern areas with a chance of some rainfall. Wind: Moderate southwesterly to northwesterly winds, freshening at times, causing blowing dust, with a speed of 25 – 35 km/hr, and reaching 45 Km/hr inland especially with clouds. Sea: Moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Thursday: Humid in the morning, becoming partly cloudy to fair, with rise in temperatures over southern and eastern areas. Wind: Light to moderate southwesterly to northwesterly winds, with a speed of 20 – 30 km/hr, reaching 38 Km/hr. Sea: moderate in the Arabian Gulf and moderate to rough at times during daytimes in Oman Sea.

Friday: Fair to partly cloudy in general. Wind: Light to moderate southwesterly to northwesterly winds, with a speed of 20 – 30 km/hr, reaching 38 Km/hr. Sea: Slight to moderate in the Arabian Gulf and in Oman Sea.

Source: Arabian Business

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