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Calls, texts... and forecasts? Mobile phone towers can predict rain too

Updated : October 18, 2019 09:02 PM IST

Mobile phone towers transmit radio signals that are disturbed when it rains, providing data that enables local weather agencies to improve the accuracy of their rainfall predictions.
Improved forecasting is key to helping farmers deal with the impact of climate change, which is making weather patterns harder to predict, he said.
Calls, texts... and forecasts? Mobile phone towers can predict rain too
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