Monday, January 14, 2013

Where to run to....

This is huge.  The red dust storm is seen on the horizon as it approaches ships in the area of north-western Australia
 The sand and dust had been picked up by strong winds in the Indian Ocean and looked like a tsunami as it approached ships which had been sitting on a calm sea
 Wind gusts reached 63mph in Onslow but a climate information office said dust storms were rare and may only happen once or twice a year, if at all.
Then the cyclone hit. 

8 comments:

Andrew said...

The third photo is truly scary.

The Elephant's Child said...

They are all pretty scary. Aaaargh.

River said...

I had a quick glimpse of the third photo when it appeared on my opening Yahoo page, then my computer crashed and I forgot about it.
Is the dust storm still out there? Coming our way? Are we in danger of having to dust more than once a day? (week/month/year)

JahTeh said...

Andrew, remember that race day when the dust cloud came over Flemington? My sister was there and she said it really was frightening while it lasted.

EC, my cousin, the scientist, has seen the computer modelling for future climate and he says we're for it if we can't change now.

River, it's all gone, over and done with.
Fast and frightening but we're going to see more of this sort of strange weather.

Kath Lockett said...

Are they for real.....?

If so, the photographer should get a medal for not soiling himself or running away screaming!

JahTeh said...

Kath, a bit like 'nits on a plane' he had nowhere to go, he was on a tugboat, at sea, fortunately with a camera.

Plastic Mancunian said...

Crikey - what fabulous photos.

Cheers

PM

JahTeh said...

PM, I think I might prefer that to the snow photos from England. How do you manage in that freezing cold?