What an incredible sight to awaken to a thick dust storm across Sydney - infact the whole of NSW, the ACT and Qld. It created a mess right across the Sydney suburbs and also caused disruptions to the airport.

Dust storm - dust piling on window frame of the car

The drought across NSW has deepened and this is a result of a strong upper level system that produced gale force winds with an associated wind shift. The wind shear was sufficient to lift dust which persisted for an extraordinary distance.

A more detailed discussion can be found in the duststorm topic.


Dust storm Sydney23rd September 2009

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