Massive dust storm sweeps across northern Algeria


A massive dust storm swept through northern Algeria's provinces of Djelfa, Laghouat, and Tiaret on Friday, September 15, 2017.

The storm was caused by strong thunderstorms and powerful south-west winds. A weather station in Tiaret Province, near the city of Hassi Bahbah, registered wind speed of 60 km/h (37 mph) and gusts of 90 km/h (56 mph).

Dust storm Algeria - September 15, 2017

Image courtesy Meteo Algerie

Inside dust storm in Algeria, September 15, 2017

Image courtesy Meteo Algerie

Videos below, provided by Meteo Algerie, show minutes before the storm hit and take you inside of it. 

Featured image: Large dust storm hits northern Algeria, September 15, 2017. Credit: Meteo Algerie


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