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Video: More tornadoes spotted off UAE coast

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on January 21, 2020
uae rains, uae tornado, uae water spouts

A big waterspout was spotted earlier this month as well.

While Ras Al Khaimah has seen unprecedented showers, snow, hail, and sub-zero temperature in recent weeks, the unstable weather has also resulted in the formation of tornadoes or waterspouts in the emirate.

Bu Ghaith, an Emirati national, managed to record several waterspouts in the Arabian Gulf off the coast of Ras Al Khaimah, along with Khasab and Musandam areas.

Also see: Tornado spotted off RAK coast

"It is so weird to see this number of tornados in the Arabian Gulf at the same time."



"The tornados extending from the sky to the sea seem scary," he added.

"This mostly means stronger winds, lower temperature, and more showers on the coming days."

A week ago, eye witnesses spotted a tornado off the Ras Al Khaimah coast as heavy rain lashed the country.

Rashid bin Aziz, an Emirati national, managed to record the waterspout in the Arabian Gulf off Ghalila coast.

"I was shocked to see the cyclone that suddenly appeared from no where," he said.

Meanwhile, RAK police have warned the public against driving to the mountains and valleys.

"The public is urged to call (999) in case of emergency and (901) in regular cases."

ahmedshaaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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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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