Saudi University Develops Weather Drones

A drone monitoring system that could track potentially deadly floods in real time to sound an alarm before they hit is being developed in the Kingdom.

Existing forecasting models are good at predicting roughly when an area might experience the right mix of conditions to create a flash flood, but they can’t say precisely when or where a flood will strike.

This research is being done at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). Saudi Arabia is also said to be seeking purchase of drones for military use from South Africa.