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21 Nov 2018 | 11:34 PM UTC

Australia: NSW dust storm expected November 22

Australia News Alert

Massive dust storm in New South Wales prompts concerns over flight delays, brush fires, and air quality in Sydney and Canberra on November 22

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/21/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/25/2018, 11:59 PM (Australia/Sydney). COUNTRY/REGION New South Wales, Sydney, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra Airport (CBR), Sydney Airport (SYD)


A large dust storm in New South Wales (southeastern Australia) is set to hit Sydney and Canberra (Australia Capital Territory) on Thursday, November 22, raising concerns over air quality and flight delays. Strong winds from the storm, expected to begin in the morning (local time) on Thursday with full effects felt by the afternoon, is forecast to kick up dust and dirt from the drought-stricken region. Government officials warned residents with respiratory illnesses to remain indoors for the duration of the storm and issued a fire warning. The storm could last several days and flight delays due to the storm cannot be ruled out.


Individuals in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are advised to monitor developments to the situation, refrain from excessive outdoor activity, anticipate poor visibility and transportation disruptions, and confirm flight reservations.


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