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Huge Swirling Waterspout Tornado Forms Off The Coast Of Trat

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Huge Swirling Waterspout Tornado Forms Off The Coast Of Trat

A huge swirling waterspout tornado off the coast of Trat province on Sunday morning was caught on camera and has since been widely shared on social media.

Locals watched in amazement as the elephant trunk-shaped tornado formed, stretching down from the gloomy clouds above into the sea below.

Footage shows how the tornado sucked up seawater into the vortex as the mass of storm clouds also began spinning.



Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water. They are intense columns of swirling clouds that stretch from the surface to the clouds above.

They are most commonly found in subtropical areas and disappear shortly after they come into contact with land.

Waterspouts are generally not dangerous but they can be a risk for aircraft flying through the area and for coral reefs and marine life in the water immediately below.

Sailors should also try to avoid waterspouts – as the consequences of floating into one could be disastrous.

The most common type of waterspout is a ‘fair weather waterspout’. They happen when winds merge from opposite directions near the water’s surface, creating a small area of spin.

Sudden warm air at the surface, usually from a thunderstorm, causes the spinning air to rotate faster and it starts to rise – picking up water at the same time.

Sometimes the air spins so fast that it stretches and a funnel appears from the water to the thunderstorm cloud above.

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Cannabis Craze Sweeping Thailand

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Thailand now has one of the world’s most liberal marijuana regimes.

The country legalised cultivating and consuming cannabis in June, reversing a hard-line approach of long prison sentences or even the death penalty for drug offences.

The regime has sparked off a boom in weed-related businesses hoping to cash in on a new customer base.

The BBC’s South East Asia correspondent Jonathan Head reports on what’s behind the dramatic change.

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Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

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Photos of the Food Park located at Big C on Ratchadamri Road in Bangkok looking like a ghost town have been widely circulated on social media over the past 24 hours.

Of course, food courts are currently closed in Bangkok due to the government order, however, this has been the scene since last April.

Normally the Big C Superstore would be packed from open until close with thousands of Chinese tourists passing through its doors every hour.

The Ratchadamri branch was the companies flagship store making more money than any other in Thailand.

Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

Food Park At Big C Ratchadamri Is Dead Without Chinese Tourists

The overflow reached every part of the complex including the Food Park which just like the supermarket, was packed from morning until night.

Now, with restrictions on entering Thailand still in place, both are deserted and like a ghost town.

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