An impressive dust storm hit Australian city of Mildura, Victoria on May 7, 2019, turning day into night. This kind of phenomenon is usually seen in summer, not just before winter.
The storm moved through Mildura airport at 17:00 local time with wind gusts to 57 km/h (35 mph), the Australian Bureau of Meteorology said. Walpeup recorded gusts to 87 km/h (54 mph) and Hopetoun to 85 km/h (52 mph).
One of the residents described the storm as cyclonic and apocalyptic.
Impressive vision of the dust storm that moved through #Mildura airport at 5pm. Wind gusts reached 57 km/h in the storm, while #Walpeup had gusts to 87 km/h and #Hopetoun hit 85 km/h. A severe weather warning is current for the #Mallee: https://t.co/N1uhs307nn #VicWeather pic.twitter.com/5otLZEVeqG
— Bureau of Meteorology, Victoria (@BOM_Vic) May 7, 2019
Incredible pictures coming in of the dust storm rolling to #Mildura at the moment. Tune in to @9NewsMelb at 6pm and online to see stunning vision of the sky turning from day to night in an instant #VicWeather pic.twitter.com/oRhNPPU737
— Tom Kelly (@tpwkelly) May 7, 2019
— BBC Weather (@bbcweather) May 7, 2019
— Kirsten Lloyd (@lloyd_kirsten) May 7, 2019
Not even 5 minutes later! pic.twitter.com/M2nVhZWvK4
— Louise Hodgetts (@LouiBean) May 7, 2019
Featured image credit: BOM Victoria
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