Sandstorms

Massive sand influx buries 16 villages, southeastern Iran

According to Amin Baqeri, the governor of Rigan, Iran's southeastern province of Kerman, 16 villages in Rigan were buried in sand and became completely deserted amid consistent sand storms. "Massive sand influx and consistent sand storms have led to the...

May 19, 2016

Major sandstorm sweeps through northwest China

A major sandstorm has swept through parts of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on May 1, 2016, and continued into May 2, disrupting traffic and causing severe air pollution. The sandstorm has struck some counties in south Xinjiang since Saturday...

May 02, 2016

Severe sandstorm hits Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

A severe sandstorm hit the coastal city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, March 26 and continued into March 27. Strong southerly winds blew at the speed of 50 to 60 km/h (31 to 37 mph) seriously reducing visibility, slowing down traffic and forcing flight...

March 27, 2016

Severe sandstorm hits the Middle East leaving at least 12 people dead by September 9

A massive sandstorm engulfed the Middle East on September 8, 2015, severely reducing visibility, killing at least 2 people and sending thousands to hospitals. By September 9, at least 12 peopble have been reported dead throughout Lebanon and Syria.As visible on Septembe

September 08, 2015

Massive sandstorm hits Arabian Peninsula

A massive sandstorm has swept through Arabian Peninsula on April 1 and 2, 2015 severely reducing visibility, disrupting traffic and causing residents to suffer breathing difficulties. In many places the visibility was turned to zero.The sandstorm of the intensity never

April 02, 2015

Massive sandstorm hits northwest China

Massive sandstorm in northwest China is transporting large sand deposits from Taklimakan Desert in western China and the Gobi desert in the east, through Gansu Province and the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region. A very large front is moving eastward across Asia,...

April 25, 2014

A massive dust storm hit Onslow as Tropical Cyclone Narelle draws desert sand off land out into the Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Narelle is spinning out to sea west of Western Australia as it reached Category 3 status with wind gusts near center at 285 km/h (177 mph). Narelle is moving slightly southwestward and will maintain that bearing for the next few days before heading

January 12, 2013

Serious sandstorm hits Kuwait - weather to stabilize by end of the week

Another serious sandstorm hit the entire Kuwait on Friday, August 3, 2012 with the wind speed measuring about 90km/hr and visibility falling below 500m.Mohammed Karam, director of Weather Forecast , said this is the outcome of winds blowing from the East and high

August 04, 2012

Maricopa sandstorm timelapse (Phoenix US, June 16, 2012)

Timelapse of the Phoenix Sandstorm from Maricopa, AZ that hit at 5.30 PM" on June 16 by YouTube poster whittakerbrock.Dust storms are common in the southwestern U.S. during the summer, which is the region's monsoon season. During the monsoon, an overall shift in

June 18, 2012

Dust storm over Red sea

A small dust plume blew from Saudi Arabia over the Red Sea on December 12, 2011. Arising near the coast, north of the city of Jiddah (Jeddah), the plume arcs toward the southwest. The dust is thick enough to completely hide the water below, but the plume stops short of

December 13, 2011

Sandstorm over Iraq

A thick dust plume blew over Iraq on June 2, 2011, stopping just short of Iran and Kuwait. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day.The dust forms a giant beige arc that

June 03, 2011

Al-Sarrayat season start to bother Kuwait

A severe dust storm paralyzed Kuwait Wednesday, suspending air traffic and oil exports.The Kuwait Petroleum Corp. also advised incoming ships to hold off on docking, the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported. A top oil official, Sheik Talal al-Khaled, said some

April 14, 2011

Sandstorm causes deadly accident in north-eastern Germany

The sudden sandstorm, which struck south of the eastern German coastal town of Rostock, reduced visibility on the A19 autobahn to zero in a matter of seconds.In both directions on the Berlin-Rostock motorway, cars and trucks crashed into each other. Police said that

April 08, 2011