The United Arab Emirates is using drone technology to enhance its rainfall amid temperatures of over 40C.
Abu Dhabi and Al Ain are among the cities that have been drenched after the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) implemented cloud seeding technology.
The drones fly into clouds and release electric charges, which helps water droplets merge together and from precipitation.
The country typically sees less than 100mm of rainfall a year, compared with the UK’s average of 1300 mm.
The NCM has carried out 126 cloud seeding flights since the beginning of 2021.