Australia is now dealing with a massive dust storm, violent hail, and flash floods

Jan 21 2020, 12:31 pm

A colossal dust storm produced by the substantial winds from extreme thunderstorms hit communities in New South Wales, Australia, on Sunday.

Many users took to social media to post shocking photos and videos of the 300-kilometre-wide cloud.

The dust was so brutal in some areas that it managed to block out the sun.

According to The Weather Network, several regions were affected by gusts of up to 100 km/h.

A majority of the dust consisted of topsoil from state farms in New South Wales, which would be transported easily as a result of “drought-like conditions in the area.”

Contrastingly, east of the dust cloud was a polar opposite scenario.

The same weather system resulted in violent hail causing damage to homes, vehicles, and more while resulting in power outages in suburban regions of Canberra and Melbourne.

Additionally, Brisbane and Queensland have been experiencing flash floods.

 

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Unfortunately, the weather doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology issued a tweet on Monday explaining that a major cold front would be making its way across southern Australia on Tuesday with fire danger ratings from severe to extreme for South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, and Queensland.

Additionally, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory will also experience an increased risk of fires as well as strong winds.