Riyadh: The National Center of Meteorology (NCM) discussed launching a second phase of the cloud seeding operation program in the southwestern regions of Saudi Arabia.
The Ministry indicated its desire to launch the program’s second phase during a meeting with several experts.
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Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Center of Meteorology (NCM) Eng. Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli inaugurated the first phase of the cloud seeding operations program in April this year in the airspace of Riyadh, Qassim, and Hail.
The Kingdom, through the program, will enhance and contribute to adjusting its weather by increasing the rainfall from the current rate, which does not exceed 100 mm annually.
Saudi Arabia conducts its artificial seeding program as it is one of the driest countries in the world. Along with the low rainfall, it has no permanent water bodies like rivers or lakes.