Strong advection of Saharan dust from North Africa into Europe

Strong advection of Saharan dust from North Africa into Europe

A huge load of Saharan dust is moving across the Mediterranean Sea into SE Europe on May 14, 2020, with additional deposits expected in the coming days. According to Severe Weather Europe (SWE) meteorologists, the dust may also reach the UK and Ireland over the…

Massive dust storm hits Mildura, Victoria, Australia

Massive dust storm hits Mildura, Victoria, Australia

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…

Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

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…

Massive dust storm hits Rajasthan, causing major crop losses, India

Massive dust storm hits Rajasthan, causing major crop losses, India

A massive dust storm has engulfed the northern Indian state of Rajasthan on April 7, 2019. Clouds of dust were swept up from a nearby desert by weather patterns that have circulated over the city of Churu. While there were no injuries reported, the storm has…

Major dust storm hits parts of Texas and New Mexico

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…

Large amounts of African dust pushed into Greece and Canary Islands

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…

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

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….

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…