The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) National Center of Meteorology created a monsoon-like artificial rain to combat the desert heat. A drone technology known as cloud seeding has been used to create the enhanced rain. Electrical charges are used to enhance precipitation by coalescing clouds and generating water. Further, the country receives an average of only 100mm of rain each year.
Officials in Lahore have decided to use artificial rain to decrease the smog level in the provincial capital. Commissioner Lahore Division Asif Bilal Lodhi has said that the idea will be executed if smog levels go out of control. Lodhi says there will be no compromise on people’s health and urged the traffic police, transport, and agriculture departments, to take concrete measures.