China to Keep 2008 Olympics ‘Dry’ – AFP

From AFP, via Times of India:

Beijing will use aircraft, missiles and cannons in what could amount to a massive umbrella over the city to keep athletes dry during next year’s Olympics, state media reported on Friday.

Zhang Qiang, the head of the city’s artificial weather management office, told the newspaper that five aircraft and several batteries of cannon and rockets will be used during the Olympics.

The system will be tested this year to ensure that it can work next August when rain is expected to fall once every three days, he said. [Full Text]

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