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A strong, turbulent wind which carries clouds of fine dust, soil, and sand over a large area.
tempest, squallView synonyms
- ‘It was a wild weekend of weather in some states, starting with a massive dust storm whipping across the southeast of New South Wales on Friday.’
- ‘The city witnessed an unprecedented dust storm and gusty winds, followed by torrential rain, on Monday evening, throwing life out of gear.’
- ‘The drought claimed another victim on Wednesday - thousands of tonnes of topsoil, picked up by strong westerly winds and turned into a dust storm that covered a large part of NSW and southern Queensland.’
- ‘The Chinook crashed in a dust storm 80 miles southwest of the capital city of Kabul.’
- ‘NASA scientists using satellite instruments monitored what they are calling the largest dust storm in the northern hemisphere since 1979.’
- ‘The training patrol turned out be a challenging exercise due to a violent dust storm.’
- ‘The first bad omen was meteorological - a huge dust storm that some Afghans said was a harbinger of a repressive government.’
- ‘Shamal is the indigenous word that describes the rapid onset of winds in the desert and the ensuing dust storm.’
- ‘They could end up lost, his instructors had strongly warned, or emerge in the core of a sun or in the middle of a dust storm, a myriad of places from which they could never return.’
- ‘I watched for nights as they came with rockets flashing red through the sky and again on impact so they could see through the never-ending dust storm.’
- ‘Despite the dust storm, it landed on the surface and for a few tantalising moments started transmitting the first view from the Martian surface.’
- ‘At about two a tremendous dust storm came in followed by hailstones as big as cricket balls.’
- ‘It starts with a mild sore throat, often after a bad dust storm such as the two-day gale that raged last week.’
- ‘Luckily, the dust storm had cleared and the full moon helped to illuminate the settlement in the distance.’
- ‘The dust storm carried over into the cavern, sending the exploration team diving for cover.’
- ‘What you're looking at is a dust storm with winds as high as 45 miles an hour.’
- ‘One large storm system is churning high above the northern polar cap at the top of the picture, and a smaller dust storm cloud can be seen nearby.’
- ‘In late October last year, Queensland had its largest dust storm in more than 40 years.’
- ‘A violent dust storm struck Beijing Thursday morning, darkening the skies and sending residents scurrying for cover.’
- ‘That dust storm actually brought some rain with it.’
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