Beijing engulfed by third major dust storm in five weeks, China

Beijing engulfed by third major dust storm in five weeks, China

China's capital Beijing has seen its third major dust storm in five weeks on Thursday, April 15, 2021. The storm is expected to continue in the coming days, affecting central and eastern China, according to the Guaizihu Meteorological Station. Beijing's air…

Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

Severe sandstorm sweeps through Dundgobi, Mongolia

A severe sandstorm hit Mongolia's Dundgobi Province on Tuesday, June 9, 2020. The storm packed winds of up to 126 km/h (78 mph), according to the meteorological agency. It swept through areas in Deren, Gurvansaikhan, and Mandalgobi. This type of sandstorm, known…

Massive sandstorm engulfs Baicheng city, China

Massive sandstorm engulfs Baicheng city, China

A massive sandstorm blanketed the city of Baicheng in Jilin Province, Northeast China, on April 3, 2020. The phenomenon is locally known as a "black storm". Waves of dust were swept up by gale-force winds of 63 to 74 km/h (39 to 46 mph). In one footage, a…

Large sandstorm hits capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Large sandstorm hits capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A huge sandstorm hit capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 12:15 local time on February 19, 2019, dropping down visibility and causing substantial traffic delays. The storm was accompanied by wind speeds reaching 40 km/h (25 mph). It affected temperatures across the city,…

Unusually intense sandstorm sweeps over Egypt

Unusually intense sandstorm sweeps over Egypt

An unusually intense sandstorm swept over Egypt this week and peaked on January 16, 2019, severely reducing visibility and air quality. The conditions started improving on January 17. It's unusual to see such severe sandstorms in January, residents said. The…

‘Unprecedented’ sandstorm hits Thurso, Scotland

‘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…

Massive sandstorm engulfs Golmud, Qinghai province, China

Massive sandstorm engulfs Golmud, Qinghai province, China

A ferocious sandstorm engulfed the city of Golmud in China' Qinghai province on July 25, 2018, causing zero visibility. The sandstorm was accompanied by 75 km/h (46 mph) winds that brought down trees and caused traffic chaos. The police was forced to use…

Another massive sandstorm engulfs Rajasthan and NW India

Another massive sandstorm engulfs Rajasthan and NW India

Just days after extremely powerful thunderstorms and sandstorms swept over parts of India, claiming lives of over 125 people, another massive sandstorm swept over its northwestern states on the evening of May 7, 2018. The storm hit parts of Rajasthan, Chandigarh,…

Severe sandstorm hits Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar

Severe sandstorm hits Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar

A severe sandstorm swept over large parts of Saudi Arabia and over Bahrain and Qatar on May 9, 2018. The storm dropped visibility to nearly zero. Sand Storm over Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar on May 9, 2018. …