A plane has arrived to the occupied Crimea to artificially increase precipitation

October 1, 2020

On Wednesday, September 30, a YAK-42D aircraft of Roshydromet arrived in Sevastopol of the occupied Crimea to artificially increase precipitation. The specialists made two flights and said that there were very few suitable clouds. Interfax media agency reported about that.

“We work with clouds, but they are not all suitable – there must be certain parameters. I want to say that the situation is extraordinary. The development of weather is clearly abnormal – there are very few suitable clouds”,- said Bagrat Danelian, head of the Center for Cloud Physics and Active Influences at the Central Upper-Air Observatory.

The specialist noted that one cloud can double the amount of precipitation, but there are not many such clouds – 30-40%. Danelian stressed that this is not enough to radically change the situation with low water levels.