Scientists are primed to launch rockets to stop it raining on the opening ceremony parade on August 8.
August in Beijing is among the wettest months, typically about 180mm of rain and a downpour every three days.
China leads the world in “weather modification” – particularly in the practice of cloud-seeding.
China’s Bureau of Weather Modification is a sprawling department with enough arsenal to put our army to shame: 30 aircraft, 4110 rocket launchers and 6781 anti-aircraft guns.
China’s anti-algae army, meanwhile, finally has cleared the Olympic sailing venue of a foul-smelling weed.