Saudi Arabia launches cloud-seeding programme
April 27, 2022 | By Mona Farag | N Gulf
Saudi Arabia launches cloud-seeding programme to increase rainfall
The aircraft will fly over the Riyadh, Qassim and Hail regions in first phase of programme
Saudi Arabia said it has launched a cloud-seeding programme with the first batch of flights over the regions of Riyadh, Qassim and Hail.
The minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and chairman of the board of directors of the National Centre of Meteorology, Abdul Rahman Al Fadhli, announced the programme on Tuesday.
Cloud seeding is a method used to induce more rain from a cloud by shooting a salt flare into the cloud. Salt naturally attracts water, the water particles then collide with others, get bigger and hopefully fall as rain.
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