Qatar World Cup: Dramatic video shows a massive tornado touching down in Qatar.
The country’s arid landscape is covered in storm clouds that are black and spiral-shaped.
For the first time since the World Cup began last month, the host nation of the event has also seen tremendous rain.
It landed in Ras Laffan Industrial City, which is 50 miles north of Doha, the capital of Qatar.
The Meteorology Department of Qatar posted videos of the city’s heavy rain and hailstorms.
The sudden and extremely uncommon downpour even caused some of the roads in Ras Laffan to flood.
The most northern World Cup venue, Al Khor stadium, is only a short drive from Ras Laffan.
A large cluster of hailstones that appeared to have fallen to earth on Wednesday was captured in a photograph by a Gulf state Twitter user.
The average annual rainfall in Qatar is around 75 mm, compared to 800 to 1,400 mm in the UK.
Only 5.9mm of rain falls on average each month, and between June and October, when it is dry, it rarely rains at all.
The Middle Eastern country rarely experiences temperatures below 13 degrees Celsius, especially at night in the coldest month of January, making hail even more unusual.
In Qatar, which has the lowest threat level from natural disasters of any nation on earth, tornadoes are also incredibly uncommon.
The index, created by the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University, determines sensitivity to a variety of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, storms, floods, droughts, and sea level rise.
Since the first of four quarterfinal matches is set to begin on Friday, this is the first day off from football in almost three weeks.
In advance of their highly anticipated match against France on Saturday, England’s players and coaching staff are practicing.
Has Qatar ever experienced a tornado?
On October 14, 2022, a sizable tornado developed in Umm az Zubar, Qatar. At this moment, it is unclear if it resulted in casualties or damage.
Although they are not common in Qatar, tornadoes do occasionally happen there when the circumstances are correct.
In general, Qatar experiences pleasant weather. In the summer, the heat can be so intense that it can lead to heat stroke or even be fatal.
Respecting the weather is always a good idea no matter where you are in the globe because it might occasionally surprise us.
Will The Weather Condition Stop The FIFA World Cup
Between 21 and 26 degrees Celsius are predicted for the World Cup in Qatar. A few days before the event begins, the temperature in Qatar is still above 30 degrees.
However, with some days reaching 50 degrees, the circumstances would be exceedingly difficult to play football in compared to the summer.
The sky is mainly clear right now. The current temperature is a comfortable 28°C (82.4°F), and a tropical 30°C (86°F) has been calculated as the real-feel temperature. The present temperature is nearly at today’s predicted maximum of 29°C (84.2°F).
It will be partly cloudy in Doha throughout the afternoon and the remainder of the day.
There is a comfortable low of 22°C (71.6°F).
Sunrise was at 06:06 and sunset will be at 16:44; the daylight will last for 10 hours and 38 minutes.
With the aforementioned weather condition and aside the Tornado, the FIFA World Cup will still continue as the quarter-finals are upon us.