Sheikh Saif bin Zayed documents UAE’s rainy weather - video

A man braves the water collecting on the ground during a rainstorm in Abu Dhabi. Delores Johnson / The National

ABU DHABI // Sheikh Saif bin Zayed, Minister of Interior and Deputy Prime Minister, posted a video to his Twitter account showing rain and wind lashing a tree.

The video, posted on Tuesday, was accompanied with a caption that read “May God bless us with more rain” in Arabic.

Heavy rains bore down across the emirates on Tuesday with thundering showers and strong winds expected Thursday, causing flooding in the eastern and northern mountainous regions of the UAE.