Ominous waterspouts stun holidaymakers at Russian resort (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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The Russian resort city of Sochi woke to see what looked like tornados gathering over its beaches and roofs.

Images on social media show waterspouts over the resort on Saturday morning. The local emergencies agency has urged the locals to take care.

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Видео опубликовано Tanya Chuprowa (@tanatanysha)

“Over the next 1-3 hours, and until the end of the day in the Sochi region, in the Magri-Veseloye area, there is a danger of twisters forming,” the Russian Emergency Ministry in Krasnodar region said in an online statement.

Кто рано встаёт, тот видит смерч🙈😱🙊😨

Фото опубликовано @andy_l.o

Many of the witnesses wrote on social media that they had never seen anything resembling a tornado before.

Погода не жалует..Смерч..видела впервые)

Фото опубликовано Женечка (@evgeniya.lunina86)

“Am I really in Sochi?” one user posted, waking up in the morning.

7 утра... Я точно в Сочи?!🌪

Видео опубликовано Соболева Марта (@marta1472)

Others said that it was raining, too – as though a tornado wasn’t enough!

Ливень....торнадо ⛈🌦🌨

Видео опубликовано @olyaolina11

“Gorgeous view,” a user wrote ironically, taking a photo of the funnel cloud from her window.

Еее. Красивый вид из окна в 6 утра.

Фото опубликовано Абрамова. (@dobskaya)

Sochi is located in a subtropical climate area, where the air is very humid due to its immediate proximity to the sea. However, powerful tornadoes are very rarely observed there.

Утро добрым не бывает))

Фото опубликовано Anna (@annayanchil)