Dust storms

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Large amounts of African dust pushed into Greece and Canary Islands

Strong winds affecting northern Africa have pushed thick Saharan dust toward the Canary Islands and Greece on February 5 and 6, 2019, significantly lowering air quality in both regions. Large amounts of dust were pushed from Morocco and Mauritania toward the Canary...

February 06, 2019

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'Unprecedented' sandstorm hits Thurso, Scotland

A severe storm hit Scotland on January 7, 2019, producing what Thurso locals described as 'unprecedented' sandstorm. According to residents, until a few months ago, the sand never made its way into the town, not even during the worst storms. However, a...

January 09, 2019

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Massive dust storm hits New South Wales, turns sky dark red

A massive dust storm swept over parts of New South Wales, Australia on January 8, 2019, turning the sky dark red and causing thousands of homes to lose power. BOM spokeswoman said the cause of the Mars-like conditions were strong winds produced by a thunderstorm....

January 09, 2019

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Unseasonable dust storm rolls through Gansu, China

A massive dust storm swept over China's northwestern province of Gansu on November 25, 2018, reducing visibility in some areas to just 100 m (330 feet). Dust storms here are expected during spring, not in winter. Meteorologists said wind speed of around 17 m/s...

November 26, 2018

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Large dust storm sweeps through Australia, serious health hazard in Sydney

A low pressure system affecting southeastern Australia since November 21, 2018, brought damaging winds, high seas, dangerous dust storms and elevated fire danger for eastern New South Wales. Ambulances in NSW have responded to almost 100 calls across Sydney as a...

November 22, 2018

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Dust storm creates amazing red sunrise in Alexander Bay, South Africa

A huge dust storm engulfed the town of Alexander Bay in the Northern Cape of South Africa on October 21, 2018, creating an amazing red sunrise. According to meteorologists, the dust storm was created by a combination of a low-pressure system off the coast of Namibia...

October 23, 2018

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1 044 road accidents as heavy dust storm engulfs UAE

Unstable weather conditions and strong winds caused heavy dust storm over parts of the UAE this week, leading to 1 044 road accidents in just two days. Three people have been killed and 44 injured. On Sunday, July 29, there were 631 road accidents, including 12...

July 30, 2018

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Monsoon season in full effect, massive haboob recorded, hurricane-force wind gusts, hail and record rain, Southwest US

Monsoon conditions in the US Southwest are in full effect. Several large haboobs, accompanied by hurricane-force wind gusts, hail and heavy rain, have already been recorded sweeping through Arizona on July 8, 9 and 10, 2018. Several rainfall records were broken,...

July 11, 2018

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Large night time dust storm sweeps through Arizona

A large monsoon storm north of Tucson, Arizona created a massive dust storm during the evening of July 8, 2018, leaving more than 21 000 homes and businesses without power. The storm was so strong that it temporarily created near zero visibility in parts of the...

July 09, 2018

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Intense dust storm hits Senegal, causing damage and killing livestock

A surprisingly intense dust storm swept across parts of Senegal including capital Dakar this week, causing damage and leaving livestock dead. The storm signals a 'dramatic' start to the country's rainy season. Several planes at Blaise Diagne...

July 01, 2018

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Air quality in Delhi deteriorates beyond severe levels after dust storm sweeps over western India

The air quality in Delhi deteriorated beyond the "severe" level on June 14, 2018, because of a ground-level dust storm in western India that had increased coarser particles in the air, according to data provided by Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)....

June 14, 2018

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More than 22 killed, dozens injured and thousands marooned as severe storms continue raging across India

Severe storms continue raging across India this week, with more than 22 new lives lost in three states over the past 48 hours. Thirteen people were killed and at least 28 others injured due to powerful dust storms and thunderstorms in different parts of Uttar...

June 14, 2018

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Severe dust storm and lightning hit Uttar Pradesh, claiming another 26 lives

A severe thunder and dust storm that hit the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh on June 8, 2018, killed 26 people. Meanwhile, an intense dust storm hit national capital, causing traffic chaos. According to officials, dust storm and lightning killed 11 districts of the...

June 11, 2018

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Another deadly dust storm hits Uttar Pradesh, India

At least 17 people were killed and 11 injured after another major dust storm hit India's state of Uttar Pradesh on the evening of June 1, 2018. According to state officials, most of the deaths were caused by falling trees and house collapse. The worst of the...

June 02, 2018

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Powerful dust storm hits Iran, causing near zero visibility and injuring 99 people

A powerful dust storm swept over eastern Iran on Monday, May 28, 2018, causing near zero visibility and injuring at least 99 people. The storm, caused by a strong upper-level storm system with winds gusts up to 112 km/h (70 mph), lasted around 12 hours. It affected...

May 29, 2018

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At least 61 killed as fierce dust storms strike India, death toll over 200

Fierce dust storms across northern India left at least 61 people dead on Sunday, May 13, 2018, bringing the total death toll to at least 202 since the start of the month. The weather office has warned of more thunderstorms in north, north-east and parts of south...

May 14, 2018

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Powerful dust and rain storm kills 14 people in northern India

A powerful dust and rain storm destroyed homes and downed power lines in northern India, killing at least 14 people, an official said May 10, 2018. A week earlier another unseasonable storm caused deaths and destruction in the same region. The storm with of up to...

May 10, 2018