MILAN – Who said “a wet wedding makes a happy marriage”? If you hope the best day of your life is the pinnacle of perfection, a team of meteorologists and scientists from Weather Modification, in collaboration with the European travel agent, Oliver’s Travels, has proposed an interesting innovation for those who dream of a perfect wedding day weather.
No rain on the altar
The weather experts have designed a service which offers a type of “bursting” of the clouds; or to perhaps put it better in English, “cloud bursting”. This is not a wind-up or a hoax, but a real commercial service, which is provided with the complements of the company on your wedding day. Following instructions from the experts, an aeroplane will fly over the location chosen for that fateful ‘I do’ a few hours before the wedding, identifying the rain-“bearing” clouds. By bombarding them with silver iodide particles, the water vapour is dispersed, provoking instant rain, which will spare the bride and groom, as well as their guests. Cost? Just 100 pounds sterling.
This technique, according to its creators, has already been used, at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008 and for the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2012. For a more scientific purpose, a drone has also been used to promote rain in several drought zones. In fact, researchers at the Nevada Desert Research Institute have recently used one, recording a 10% increase in precipitation.