Dust storm saturates rural Queensland town
A dust storm has blanketed Queensland's far south-west overnight, turning skies red and leaving a thick layer dirt throughout a tiny city.
Wind gusts peaking at 93 kilometres for each hour tore via the regional town of Thargomindah yesterday evening, bringing with it giant clouds of earthy crimson dust.
The city is property to just 270 persons, who these days have begun a large cleanup effort and hard work to clear away the grit from houses and homes.
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Meteorologist, James Thompson reported that the dust originated about 100 kilometres inland in the condition's considerably west, and was carried across the skies thanks to serious winds.
“We experienced a trough relocating by way of the location yesterday and that really brought those ferocious winds involved with all those storms,” he mentioned.
Whilst apocalyptic on the lookout, dust storms are not unusual in Australia and generally happen during summer and spring in significantly dry problems.
When the dust settled on Thargomindah, a cattle station around Goondiwindi copped the worst of a further supercell storm.
Destructive winds tore down several sheds, with residents describing twister like circumstances that saw sheet metallic and particles strewn kilometres.
Workers of the cattle station hid beneath devices to steer clear of the traveling particles.
Goondiwindi shire councillor, Rick Kearney reported locals have been however recovering from the aftermath.
“I imagine they've just completed or they're partway through their harvest and they've put a whole lot of their harvesting equipment beneath the drop for protection by the seems to be of it,” he reported.
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the worst could be nevertheless to arrive, with far more significant weather established to hit the south-east tomorrow.
A southerly wind transform in the afternoon could result in serious storms from the Gold Coast to Gympie, continuing a thirty day period of extraordinary climate events.