Huge sandstorm turns entire city of orange



Dust storm covers Australia, city in film orange

A huge dust storm, complete with 60 mph winds hits Charleville in Queensland, Australia, and deposits a film of orange dust over the city.

A massive dust storm turned a town in the Australian outback orange earlier this week.

The dust storm in the town of Charleville, in southwest Queensland on Tuesday, the BBC reported.

Some trees were knocked over by the storm, which is the cause of the damage was minor.


Images of the city, eerily covered with orange fabric was placed on social media. “The feeling dusty on a Tuesday afternoon? Spare a thought for #Charleville at the moment. Visibility is low, so that the care on the roads!” warned the Police of Queensland, in posts on Facebook and Twitter.

#Charleville #duststorm, as seen from the himawari-8 satellite today (Charleville is the black dot in the top right). Gusty outflow from nearby storms kicked up plenty of dust and knocked over trees in the area. Check out the high-res sat viewer for more.

Bureau of Meteorology, Queensland (@BOM_Qld) February 20, 2018

The Queensland Bureau of Meteorology tweeted high-resolution satellite images of the dust storm. “Gusty outflow from nearby storms kicked up plenty of dust and knocked over trees in the area,” it explained.

What is the best way to go with a #duststorm? Hope you have closed the windows at home and find the nearest Pilot. Good news of our nurses in #Charleville know who to call. Video filmed on the way home from a clinic in #Windorah

— Royal Flying Doctor (@RoyalFlyingDoc) February 20, 2018

Australia Royal Flying Doctor service tweeted an incredible video of a plane flying over the large orange cloud of dust.

What a difference a day makes! #charleville #duststorm

— Bec Brayley (@lakey04) February 21, 2018

Local resident Bec Brayley also tweeted incredible ‘before and after’ photos from the storm.

The quote from Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, the BBC reported that the dust storm was estimated to be 124 miles wide, with winds up to 60 km / h.

Huge dust storms are not uncommon in Australia. In 2013, for example, an eye-popping red dust storm in the west of the country.

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