Dust Storms in 2019

There have been quite a few dust storms in 2019 – take a look at a few.

Source – The Watchers – https://watchers.news/category/dust-storms/


Coldest September morning in 6 South Australia towns, dust storm warningThe Watchers

Posted by Julie Celestial on September 19, 2019

“Six towns in South Australia shivered through the coldest September morning ever on September 17, 2019. Meanwhile, Adelaide is expected to hit 30 °C (86 °F) for the first time this spring season on September 19 before the temperatures plummet again starting September 20.

The town of Yunta experienced the coldest weather on the morning of September 17, with a temperature of -3.2 °C (26.24 °F) recorded after 06:00 LT.

Meanwhile, Murray Bridge faced the morning with a temperature of -3.1 °C (26.42 °F), Snowtown with -2.3 °C (27.86 °F), Kingscote with -2.2 °C (28.04 °F), and Kadina with -1.7 °C (28.94 °F). Strathalbyn was the coldest with a low of -0.2 °C (31.64 °F). The entire area of Adelaide had a record low of 8 °C (46.4 °F) at 02:30 LT.

Bureau of Meteorology senior forecaster Vince Rowlands said the unusually cold morning was mainly the result of clear skies and light winds. “It just allows the heat to escape from the atmosphere and we just get those really cold temperatures,” he said.

A dramatic cool down is expected by Friday, September 20, accompanied by strong winds.

“A large area of the state is very dry and that could potentially produce fairly widespread areas of dust,” Matt Collopy, senior forecaster of Bureau of Meteorology, said.

The weather is predicted to drop at 16 °C (60.8 °F) with up to 15 mm (0.6 inches) of rain combined with gusts and dust storm.

Collopy said strong winds up to 100 km/h (62 mph) are forecast to hit Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Kingscote, Port Lincoln, Roxby Downs, and Whyalla on Thursday morning, September 19.

SES acting duty officer David O’Shannessy prompted motorists to be aware of surroundings and “avoid being under large trees that could fall under high winds.”

Dr. Nicola Spurrier, SA health acting chief medical officer, recommended people suffering from respiratory problems to stay out of the dust.”

Severe dust storm and lightning claim 26 lives, leave 57 injured across Uttar Pradesh, IndiaThe Watchers

Posted by Teo Blašković on June 7, 2019

“At least 26 people have been killed and 57 injured after severe dust storms swept over many parts of Uttar Pradesh, India late Thursday, June 6, 2019.

UP Relief commissioner said 6 people died in Mainpuri, 3 each in Etah and Kasaganj and one each in Moradabad, Badaun, Pilibhit, Mathura, Kannauj, Sambhal and Ghaziabad in incidents related to dust storm and lightning. At least 41 people were injured in Mainpuri.

Officials said the storms downed trees and walls, killing both people and farm animals.

The long dry spell and hot weather conditions increasing the surface temperature combined with unusually high western disturbances and cyclonic activity have contributed to this and thunderstorms in this season were not unusual, NewsNation reports. This brought some relief from the intense heatwave with temperatures dipping in north India.”


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