The sky turned ‘parade’ blue on September 3 last year when Beijing celebrated V-Day 2015, but was followed by torrential downpours a few days later that scientists are still trying to explain given the rarity of floods at this time of year. Photo: EPA

When it rains, it pours: arid Beijing’s freak downpours explained by Chinese scientists

Did Beijing seed the clouds for V-day parade last September, or were the blue skies and subsequent torrential downpours that broke up the city’s typically dry autumn just a freak of nature?

Topic |   China science

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The sky turned ‘parade’ blue on September 3 last year when Beijing celebrated V-Day 2015, but was followed by torrential downpours a few days later that scientists are still trying to explain given the rarity of floods at this time of year. Photo: EPA
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