As of 4.50pm, Amberley had risen from 38.5C to 41.3C in the space of a couple of hours.

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Your web browser is no longer supported. NSW health authorities issued air quality warnings for the Illawarra, upper Hunter, south-west Sydney, north-west Sydney and the south-west slopes advising people, especially those with heart and lung conditions, to stay inside as much as possible.

Entirely normal and not scary to hear dust smacking against the side of your plane while in the sky (video once we cleared it) The Sunshine Coast was offered some reprieve from the heat with a sea breeze, however temperatures still reached 31C. A sea of red has blanketed the NSW town of Condobolin in the latest dust storm that's gripped Australia's east coast. A dust storm is expected to hit Sydney later this evening.Listener Nick sent in these photos from Cootamundra.

A severe dust storm that hit regional New South Wales sparked major power blackouts for about 5000 homes as the sky was turned red by whipped-up top soil. The air quality index in south-west Sydney was listed as very poor with levels of PM10 particles between 150-199, and hazardous in the Illawarra and and south-west slopes with PM10 levels of over 200 – the same as parts of Delhi, one of the world’s most polluted cities. Dangerous dust storms have been whipped up across South Australia as wild weather lashed the state.

The Bureau of Meteorology said Roma reached 41.4C and “continues to suffer with a significant reduction in visibility” from the dust storm rolling through. On Thursday, Brisbane can expect a maximum of 32C, with cloud cover and a 60 per cent likelihood of showers delivering up to 8mm in the afternoon. A red wall of dust descended upon the state as wild wind gusts drastically lowered visibility for drivers and health warnings were issued for people with asthma. He said the practice was normal procedure when severe weather is forecast but temporarily removing the nets was also in the interest of public safety. A confronting campaign launched by surf lifesavers is targeting parents following a surge in rescues involving poorly supervised children over the Christmas holidays. Why has the record-smashing summer heat taken a break in February? Don't have an account? The DustWatch project has 36 stations across NSW and a few in SA and Victoria. Mr Krause said high seas could cause shark control equipment to come adrift or loose and become a danger to swimmers and boats.

A spokesperson for the NSW office of environment and heritage said December and January had been the dustiest on record.
'60kmph winds from the west, zero visibility, and a dust storm.

As government scientists in NSW confirmed December and January as the state’s dustiest ever, millions of people woke on Wednesday to find a reddish hue in the morning sky and cars coated in dust.
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“Most of the storm activity was on the Sunshine Coast hinterland, with some of that rain reaching the coast, there was up to 76mm at Cooroy which was the highest amount of rainfall,” he said. Nyngan‘s Grace Behsman took this video of a huge dust storm rolling in as they approached town. The dust storm passed over Canberra on Tuesday evening, obscuring the view of Mount Ainslie from Parliament House. Invalid postcode.

Mildura has had dust storms in the past - but locals are saying this is the worst they've seen in 40 years.

“There’s also a pretty solid southeasterly swell developing … around 2.5 metres,” he said. It was 24.6C by 7am on the Sunshine Coast today.

Large parts of New South Wales and the ACT have been blanketed in dust after a cool change blew clouds of fine particles over eastern Australia, causing a sharp drop in air quality. The average blood alcohol concentration recorded for those cases was three times the legal limit.

A severe dust storm that hit regional New South Wales sparked major power blackouts for about 5000 homes as the sky was turned red by whipped-up top soil.

Hot winds are whipping up thick red dust in Mildura, with temperatures soaring into the high-30s before lunchtime. A spectacular satellite image has captured a dust storm moving across south-west Queensland as …

The temperatures make it Brisbane’s record 35th day at high temperatures at or above 30C. The dust appeared like a wall and swallowed towns around Dubbo this afternoon. You can find out more about our policy and your choices, including how to opt-out In terms of rainfall, the BoM spokesman said the Brisbane region only saw about five millimetres of rain overnight after storms and rainfall was forecast for yesterday afternoon. Watch til end - scary moment when the storm overtakes and everything goes black.

Alarming new statistics have revealed shocking numbers of men drowning while under the influence of alcohol in Australia. Much of Queensland’s coastal region is experiencing heatwave conditions, with low-intensity heatwave conditions in southeast and central Queensland as well as part of the state’s north, and severe heatwave conditions in parts of central and north Queensland. Sorry we couldn't find a match for that, please try again, Join the conversation, you are commenting as, Brisbane’s record 35th day at high temperatures at or above 30C, Dead for decades: Family told child was adopted out, Franchisees go after hair chain over ‘misuse of $1.5m’, Zac Efron crosses border for Qld lunch date, ‘Boys are f**king back’: BBC caves over gang-bashing expulsion, ‘Holy s**t’: Multi-truck smash captured on film. What's truly amazing is the pink is raised dust being pushed north west Queensland residents are being warned of poor air quality today as dust haze leads to "very poor" levels in parts of the city. A huge dust storm has cloaked the US city of Phoenix, reducing visibility to just 30m and worsened by 100km/h winds. @7NewsBrisbane The dust cloud stretched 1,500km from western NSW to the ocean, reaching Canberra on Tuesday afternoon and pushing over Sydney and a large area of eastern NSW overnight. Little reprieve is expected throughout the day, with just a 20 per cent chance of showers. It'll be a bit bumpy.'. Footage has shown what many have called an 'apocalyptic' wall of dust and sand engulf Niger's capital city, Niamey, in West Africa. Brisbane was sitting at 32.3C, Sunshine Coast Airport was 30.4C and the Gold Coast Seaway recorded 31.4C.