There were heavy rains and thunderstorms in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and other parts of the Emirates. The unstable weather has been continuing to affect parts of UAE and Oman, since last Thursday. The weather forecast predictions are that this unstable weather would continue till Wednesday. There will be scattered rains and occasional thunderstorms. Habib Ahmad, a forecaster at the National Center of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said the rainfall was moderate when compared to 2003 and 2006, when heavy rains flooded the different parts of the country. “It’s not unusual but you may say that it is prolonged, probably up to the coming Wednesday,” he said. He said that there has been a high pressure over Russia and this has been blocking moving clouds.