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More cone tornadoes spotted off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah Filed on January 21, 2020 | Last updated on January 21, 2020 at 09.33 pm
cone tornadoes, spotted, coast, Ras Al Khaimah,

(Photo by M. Sajjad)

Bu Ghaith, an Emirati national who was in the area, managed to capture them in a video.

Over the last few days, Ras Al Khaimah has seen unprecedented rain, snow, hail, and even minus-zero temperatures. Now,  people have spotted a number of cone tornadoes in the Arabian Gulf, off the northern coast of the emirate.

Bu Ghaith, an Emirati national who was in the area, managed to capture them in a video.

"It is so weird to see this number of cone tornadoes in the Arabian Gulf all at the same time," he said.

The tornadoes extended from the sky to the sea water. Though they may look scary, "they mostly mean stronger winds, lower temperature, and more showers are coming in the next few days", he said.

Not the first time

A week ago, there were residents who also saw a distant cone tornado off the coast.

Rashid bin Aziz, another Emirati, filmed it and said it seemed to be situated off the Ghalila coast towards the north of Ras Al Khaimah.

"I was shocked to see the tornado that suddenly appeared out of nowhere," he said.

The short video went viral on social media.


Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.

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