Dust storms

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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

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More than 125 killed as high-velocity dust storm, major thunderstorm hit India

More than 90 people were killed on Wednesday, May 2 and Thursday, May 3, 2018 after a ferocious thunderstorm accompanied by a high-velocity dust storm and large hail hit parts of India. The storm destroyed numerous houses, uprooted trees and downed more than 8 000...

May 03, 2018

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Dust storm reduces visibility to zero, causes 29-vehicle crash, Nebraska

Strong winds and very dry conditions produced a severe dust storm that reduced visibility to zero near MM 372 on Interstate 80 in eastern Nebraska's Seward county on Sunday, April 29, 2018. The Nebraska State Patrol said the dust blew in from farm fields along...

April 30, 2018

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Major dust storm sweeps over Yazd province, Iran

A massive dust storm swept over Yazd province in central Iran on April 16, 2018. Hadi Hadinasab, the director-general of the crisis management department of Yazd governorate, said the storm has fortunately left no casualties or damages. The dense cloud dramatically...

April 18, 2018

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Largest dust storm in 5 years descends on Taiwan

Air quality suffered greatly as the largest dust storm in five years descended onto the island nation on April 6 -7, 2018, with western Taiwan's Yunlin county being hardest hit, measuring 10 out of 10 in Air Quality Index (AQI). New Taipei City's Wanli...

April 08, 2018

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Dust storm kills three in Uttar Pradesh, India

A massive dust storm hit many parts of central and eastern Uttar Pradesh, India, on March 30, 2018, killing three people. The storm disrupted traffic and caused power outages in many locations and uprooted multiple trees, an official said. One person was killed...

April 01, 2018

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Major dust storm affecting northern Africa

A huge, thick dust storm is spreading through much of northern Africa on March 29, 2018, disrupting normal life and suspending air traffic. Heavy dust storm was already affecting Egypt, Chad and Niger on March 28. However, models and satellite imagery suggest it was...

March 29, 2018