Nuclear bombs tested during the Cold War were responsible for torrents of rainfall over the UK in the 1960s, according to new research from the University of Reading.
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Not really a surprise. Everyone with even a basic knowledge of chemistry knows that if you mix Sulphur gas with the clouds you land up with acid rain that damages buildings etc… An atomic blast of this size probably does much more than just make it rain
contaminator As an interesting “addition”, the line from The Beatles song “I am the Walrus” springs to mind here
“If the sun don’t come you get your tan from standing in the English rain”
I believe that this is in fact a reference to the UK cold war testing era
phenomlab A bit before my time, but yep, you seem to be right.