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Australia Huge dust storm envelops NSW towns

14:15  19 january  2020
14:15  19 january  2020 Source:   9news.com.au

Giant dust storm blankets parts of south-west Queensland

  Giant dust storm blankets parts of south-west Queensland A giant dust storm brings visibility down to as low as 100 metres in parts of south-west Queensland, with a Bollon resident describing it as "the worst" she has seen.A front pushed up from the South Australia and New South Wales whipped up the dust storm stretching from the Northern Territory border to west of Saint George in Queensland.

Footage obtained from Stephen Ney shows a dust storm rolling in on New Year’s Eve in the New South Wales town of Dubbo. Ney was lucky to get his drone down

An enormous dust storm has swept through the Central West of NSW , bringing premature darkness The massive dust cloud first hit the town of Narromine, 40 kilometres to the west, before descending It is the second dust storm to hit the Central West just this week. On Thursday, a huge cloud of red

a steam engine is on the side of a mountain: The dust cloud arrived in Dubbo a short time later.© Supplied The dust cloud arrived in Dubbo a short time later. An enormous dust storm has swept through the Central West of NSW, bringing premature darkness and blanketing communities in a thick coat of red dust.

Images and video posted to social media show a cloud of dust many times the height of buildings baring down on Dubbo just before 8pm tonight.

The massive dust cloud first hit the town of Narromine, 40 kilometres to the west, before descending on Dubbo and then arriving in Parkes, 120km to the south.

The massive dust storm rolling into Narromine in the NSW Central West.© Supplied The massive dust storm rolling into Narromine in the NSW Central West.

Strong winds ahead of a storm front whipped up the dust – wind gusts of up to 107km/h were recorded in Dubbo ahead of the dust storm at 7.45pm.

Huge sinkhole opens up in Melbourne following powerful storm

  Huge sinkhole opens up in Melbourne following powerful storm Residents in Melbourne's north-west woke today to find a gaping hole had opened up in their neighbourhood following a powerful storm overnight. Volunteers from the State Emergency Service's Essendon unit were called to section off the four-metre-deep sinkhole, which formed next to a footpath in Keilor East. © Victoria SES The State Emergency Services were called out to secure the area. (VICSES) It was one of a number of dangerous incidents to occur during the storm, which saw up as much as 77mm of rain dumped on some suburbs in a matter of hours.

Footage obtained from Stephen Ney shows a dust storm rolling in on New Year’s Eve in the New South Wales town of Dubbo. Ney was lucky to get his drone down

Big dust storm above Hillston from yesterday !! Filmed with a DJI phantom 4. * Jukin Media Verified * Find this video and others like it by visiting https Huge red dust storm envelops Australian town of Dubbo on New Year's Eve - Продолжительность: 1:30 Guardian News 31 578 просмотров.

a large tree in a field: That dust storm on Thursday whipped up gustnadoes along the edge of the storm. (Nick Moir/ SMH)© Nick Moir / SMH That dust storm on Thursday whipped up gustnadoes along the edge of the storm. (Nick Moir/ SMH) Less than an hour after the dust arrive, much-needed rain brought some relief for residents with 2.2mm recorded at Dubbo Airport.

It is the second dust storm to hit the Central West just this week. On Thursday, a huge cloud of red descended on Forbes, 150km south of Dubbo, with wild winds generating "gustnadoes" around the edges of the storm.

a train on a track with smoke coming out of it: Just a few days earlier, a dust storm rolled into the nearby town of Forbes in western NSW. (Nick Moir/ SMH)© Nick Moir / SMH Just a few days earlier, a dust storm rolled into the nearby town of Forbes in western NSW. (Nick Moir/ SMH)

Months of unusually dry weather have parched the soils, making it easier for winds to lift dust particles high into the air.

Severe dust storms can pose a range of health risks to human, with reduced visibility often causing an increased number of traffic accidents while inhaling dust can cause or exacerbate respiratory problems.

Dust storm blankets Melbourne in brown muck .
Victorians have woken to bright orange dust blanketing their cars and brown muck plaguing beaches, rivers and waterways.A dust storm that moved across northern Victoria from South Australia and NSW covered parts of the state with tints of red and orange, reducing visibility on roads.

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