Massive Funnel Cloud Swirls North of Doha During World Cup

A massive, and rare, funnel cloud swirled north of Doha on Wednesday, December 7, as Qatar’s weather service warned of stormy conditions.

Footage by Kamal Pandey shows a dark and dusty funnel cloud spinning near the industrial city of Ras Laffan.

The Qatar Meteorology Department warned of a line of storms moving along the coast, producing rain and thunder.

Qatar is host to the FIFA World Cup, although no games were scheduled on Wednesday. The tournament resumes on Friday as Croatia takes on Brazil in the quarter-finals. Credit: Kamal Pandey via Storyful

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- Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. Slow, slow, slow. My God. Look, look there. There, there, [INAUDIBLE]. Back side, back side.


Stop, stop.


- My God. I need a video. I need a video.


- That is not--


- It's still there.