Rare weather phenomenon seen in RAK
Arare fair-weather waterspout swirled across waters off Ras Al Khaimah yesterday morning.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) posted an eyewitness video of the waterspout — an air-and-water column moving swiftly along the water — appearing to have dropped out of the storm clouds that have draped the north eastern reaches of the UAE since Sunday.
Forecaster Mohammad Al Khajeh confirmed that the video was posted shortly after 11am on the weather centre’s Twitter account. “It’s rare,” he said. Waterspouts are uncommon in the UAE. They form when low-lying clouds leave a shorter vertical distance to the ocean surface and winds can quickly begin to swirl.
The massive funnel cloud known as a waterspout in RAK.