Desert wind cloaks region in dust
THANKS to the dust storm caused by dry conditions and strong winds yesterday, we’ve all got a little bit of western NSW on our cars and homes.
Visibility at HMAS Albatross was down to 3000 metres at the peak of the dust storm before it moved south in the early afternoon.
Lieutenant commander Steve Wall at the Albatross Weather Centre said we can expect the wind to continue through the weekend.
“There is an area of low pressure that will be bringing strong westerly winds for most of the week.
“I expect they will be moderating by about Thursday before picking up again for the weekend.
“With the land being so dry over the interior the strong westerly winds were picking up the dust.
“Tuesday’s dust storm was up there, visibility was as close in as I’ve seen it in the last few years,” he said.