Crucial Weather Factors for Your Drone Flight
If you want to take off with your drone, you will quickly notice the decisive role played by the weather. Decisive factors are rain, wind strength, outside temperature, and fog.
Flying a drone in the rain
A drone flight should not take place in the rain. On the one hand, most drones are not waterproof, and on the other hand, it isn’t easy to take photos or videos. In principle, it is possible to fly in the rain, but it is essential to check whether the drone and sensors (e.g., camera) are waterproof. Please do not fly in heavy rain. Water in the electronics can quickly cause short circuits, the drone crashes, and in the worst case, the motor is destroyed.
Flying a drone in wind
With strong wind it looks already different. Here it is essential to observe the wind speed. From a certain wind force can and should not be flown. The risk of crashing the drone is too high.
Usually, information on the highest wind force that the drone can fly can be found on the website or in the manufacturer’s manual. For the DJI Mavic 2, for example, a maximum wind speed or wind resistance of 29-38 km/h is specified.
Otherwise, the following rule of thumb applies as an approximation: