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Massive Dust Haze Blankets Areas Down Under

Breaking Earth News: Australia
Photo: Griffith Weather looked like it was facing Armageddon on Sunday when the area was swamped by a huge dust haze.


Feb 15, 2007
Wild easterly winds battered areas over the last three days but Griffith is still waiting for a taste of the rain which lashed the coast. While the surrounding areas of Darlington Point and Coleambally received rain, and so too did coastal areas, Griffith was swamped in a massive dust haze. CSIRO's senior technical officer said the weather was “bizarre” but is expected to settle down in coming days. “It was strange because normally when we get weather from the east we get rain or severe thunderstorms. It is VERY UNUSUAL to get dust storms from the east.” The area was covered in a thick dust haze for around two hours on Sunday while other areas were being lashed with heavy rain.
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