Dust Storm Blows Through Regional New South Wales

A dust storm blew through the rural New South Wales town of Broken Hill on Tuesday, November 20.

There were reports of dust storms throughout regional New South Wales, impacting the Riverina, Broken Hill and the Central West.

Barellan woman Lyndal Davies told ABC the dust front was at least 1.5 km long and about 100 m high. “It was just full on. Everything just went dark and orange,” she said.

Further dust storms hit New South Wales on Wednesday and conditions were looking similar to those which led to an intense dust storm in Sydney in 2009, according to ABC. NSW Health warned a large dust storm would move through the state on Thursday; they recommended those who suffer from respiratory or cardiovascular conditions limit time spent outdoors. Credit: Todd R Murphy via Storyful