UAE: rain and hail in some areas; operations for cloud seeding will continue throughout the summer

As the UAE’s National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) stated that residents could anticipate some unstable weather patterns in June, consistent with the usual trends, heavy rain and hailstorms have ravaged some parts of the country.

The Met Office reported hail and rain in Muzeira (Ajman) and Wadi Sharm, as well as light to heavy rainfall across the nation. The UAE typically experiences low monsoon pressure from India, according to the national weather forecaster, causing summer rains.
On Twitter, the weather monitoring account Storm Centre shared a number of videos showing people gathering hail stones, enjoying the cooler temperatures, and flooding in the valleys. Additionally, they shared videos of motorists driving through heavy rain and strong winds.
Khaleej Times was informed by Dr. Ahmed Habib from the National Centre of Meteorology (NCM): Certain parts of the country have been covered in clouds. However, we do experience rain throughout the summer due to climate change. The eastern mountains will be affected. Over the Eastern region, convective clouds may form, potentially bringing rain.

During the summer, we will receive rain as a result of the local effect of convective clouds. In general, this has been the pattern for June.”

Cloud seeding The meteorologist also stated that these convective clouds’ capacity to produce rain make them ideal for cloud seeding.

“The formation of convective clouds, which cause more rain, makes cloud seeding operations effective. Dr. Habib continued, “We will absolutely be carrying out the operation of cloud seeding if any convective cloud formation occurs in any part of the UAE.”

The process of artificially encouraging a cloud to produce rain is known as cloud seeding. It began in the United Arab Emirates at the end of the 1990s, and since then, the number of annual missions has increased.

A plane is flown to a cloud with a few tiny raindrops for cloud seeding. To increase rainfall, the aircraft fires salt flares into the cloud.

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