Does heavy Rain affect WiFi?

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asked Dec 16, 2018 in Internet by gilolocomo (230 points)
Does heavy Rain affect WiFi?

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answered Dec 16, 2018 by Gironahuz (230 points)
Yes the rain especially heavy rain that is pouring down can affect the WiFi signal because when it's raining heavy the radio frequencies are absorbed and partially blocked by the rain droplets.

So if it's raining and you're trying to use WiFi especially public WiFi where you're a great enough distance from the WiFi signal then yes you'll likely notice a drop in the WiFi signal while it's raining heavy.

But you can also experience a drop in WiFi signal from your own home WiFi signal as well but shouldn't notice too much of a drop unless you're outside somewhere around your home during the rain.

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