Severe sandstorm engulfs China’s Dunhuang city

Severe sandstorm engulfs China’s Dunhuang city

A severe sandstorm with dust clouds towering at least 100 m (330 feet) high hit China’s Dunhuang city on July 25, 2021. Dunhuang is located in the Gobi Desert, known for its harsh climate and living conditions. Featured image credit: SCMP…

Unseasonable dust storm rolls through Gansu, China

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…

Major dust storm engulfs northern China, Beijing

Major dust storm engulfs northern China, Beijing

A major dust storm is blowing across northern China today, May 4, 2017, turning the sky yellow, dragging down air quality and causing travel disruptions. The storm is reaching capital Beijing, where weather authorities issued this year's first dust and sand…

100-meter-high walls of sand sweep across Kashgar, China

100-meter-high walls of sand sweep across Kashgar, China

Massive sandstorms have hit Tumxuk City and Minfeng County in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region since Monday, May 16, 2016. With walls of packed sands falling over on people and buildings from as high as 100 meters (328 feet), visibility was…