Woes of Australia multiply as dust storm makes round of New South Wales  

January 20, 2020 2:21 PM |

Australia’s woes don’t see to be coming to an end anytime soon. After huge bushfires, now a huge dust storm is making rounds over the internet.

On Sunday, New South Wales recorded high speed damaging winds due to thunderstorms across the central regions of the state. These high-speed winds whipped up dust storms that turned daytime into night in some towns.

A gust of 94 kmph was recorded at Parkes about 6:30 P.M. while a gust of 107 kmph was recorded at Dubbo at about 7:45 P.M.

Not just dust storm, heavy rains followed suit across central and northern parts of the state. This rain was accompanied with hail in the Victoria region. Multiple cities in the state received between 100 mm and 180 mm in the night hours on Sunday.

As a matter of fact, almost 1500 calls for assistance were received by authorities all over the state. The State Emergency Service received 1453 calls for assistance since Sunday morning, more than 1000 of them for building damage.

The thunderstorm is likely to continue today as well as a very active thunderstorm is forecast for today particularly across south-eastern and central-eastern parts of New South Wales. There could also be large hailstones.

Downpours over the past few days have provided relief for parts of drought-stricken New South Wales and helped firefighters slow the spread of bushfires.

There are at least 14 bushfires still burning in the state of Victoria. As the effort to put out the remaining fires continue, a severe weather warning is in place for the state. The heavy downpour could lead to flash flooding in some areas. Despite this, the hopes of rains putting out the remaining blazes is quite less.

Image Credits – CNA

Any information taken from here should be credited to Skymet Weather







For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories




Weather on Twitter
#DelhiPollution has increased in presence of light winds. The overall AQI is in 'poor' to 'very poor' category. Dur… t.co/8qQhbF6r3r
Wednesday, February 26 19:15Reply
Today, we expect fairly widespread rain and thundershowers in entire Northeast India. And, these weather activities… t.co/2uoDHfxQd4
Wednesday, February 26 18:45Reply
A #bombcyclone also known as the bombogenesis is termed when the drop of the central barometric pressure in a storm… t.co/U0HtrxON5T
Wednesday, February 26 18:30Reply
पूर्वी भारत में जारी बारिश की गतिविधियां अगले २४ घंटों तक बनी रहेंगी। बिहार, झारखण्ड, पश्चिम बंगाल में अच्छी बारिश… t.co/T5fLISq7X4
Wednesday, February 26 18:15Reply
On February 29, the intensity of rain will increase that will further cover many parts of #Punjab, #Haryana, West… t.co/HX16BU9GoO
Wednesday, February 26 18:10Reply
Isolated rains are expected to be seen at a few places in #Punjab and #Haryana by the evening and late-night of Feb… t.co/u1tJuKpzI3
Wednesday, February 26 18:00Reply
श्री गंगानगर, हनुमानगढ़, चूरू, बीकानेर, झुंझुनू, अलवर और भरतपुर में हो सकती है बारिश या मेघ गर्जना | दक्षिणी राजस्… t.co/Iuk0Qy2pQ9
Wednesday, February 26 17:45Reply
#JakartaFloods: Floods have wreaked havoc over Jakarta, immersing a large number of homes and structures, including… t.co/36FO33E0l8
Wednesday, February 26 17:30Reply
बुधवार को देश के मैदानी भागों में सबसे गर्म स्थान रहा आंध्र प्रदेश का अनंतपुर शहर। जहां अधिकतम तापमान 37.6 डिग्री… t.co/jNGgMqwm12
Wednesday, February 26 17:00Reply
In the presence of these multiple weather systems, we expect the intensity of rain and thundershowers to increase t… t.co/vrouN4hd3r
Wednesday, February 26 16:41Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try