Dust storms

dust storm saudi arabia april 2019

Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

Large dust storm originating in parts of northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq is affecting the region and southwest Iran's Khuzestan, still recovering from massive floods. Authorities warn residents that dust particles have significantly increased air...

April 23, 2019

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Exceptionally large dust event for western Europe and Mediterranean

Huge amounts of dust are advecting toward western Europe and the western Mediterranean this weekend, with parts of France, Spain and Italy expected to be the most impacted. The event is caused by a broad cold core upper low pushing from Morocco into the Iberian...

April 20, 2019

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More than 100 killed as slow-moving storm hits Afghanistan, Pakistan and India

More than 100 people have been killed in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India over the past 2 days after a slow-moving storm hit the region, dumping heavy rain and causing severe dust storms. The death toll is expected to rise. Several states in central, northern and...

April 17, 2019

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Intense dust storm hits Karachi as deadly storms sweep through Pakistan

At least 25 people have been killed after severe storms swept through parts of Pakistan on April 14 and 15, 2019. An intense dust storm swept through Karachi (population 14.9 million) and surrounding areas, claiming lives of at least 5 people and injuring 36. At...

April 15, 2019

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Numerous car crashes as severe dust storm creates zero visibility in Lubbock, Texas

Numerous car crashes were reported around Lubbock, Texas on April 10, 2019, as strong winds swept over the region, blowing huge amounts of dust. NWS reported sustained winds of 65 - 80 km/h (40 - 50 km/h) and gusts to 117 km/h (73 mph) along with low humidity and...

April 12, 2019

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Major dust storm hits parts of Texas and New Mexico

Powerful winds produced a major dust storm over parts of Texas and New Mexico on April 10, 2019. NWS El Paso station at San Augustin Pass east of Las Cruces recorded a wind gust of 102 mph (164 km/h). NWS office in Santa Teresa recorded wind gusts to 60 mph (96...

April 11, 2019

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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