Remember That Creepy Central Coast Dust Storm? Well, Another One Is Coming!


Carly Heading

21 November 2018

Carly Heading

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Do you remember the wild sand storm that shocked us all back in 2009?

We literally woke up and thought the world had ended and we all still talk about it to this day.

Well, it turns out we might soon have another second world-ending sand storm on our hands.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology weather services manager, Jane Golding, the chances of a dust storm hitting Sydney within the next week are "pretty high."

She told ABC News that the current weather conditions are looking very similar to the ones that created the previous sand storm.

She also believes that the dust is currently being gathered across the whole country with the whole NSW coast being at risk, depending on how strong the winds are across the next couple of days.

Golding stated,  "If the winds are gale force it might make it all the way to the coast. If they are down in the fresh range, so maybe only around 40 kilometres an hour … the dust might not even make it to Canberra. At the moment the guidance is pointing to some pretty strong winds, but we'll just have to see how the front and the low pressure system develop."

If the storm does hit, it will result in canceled flights across the country, smoke alarms will go off, and emergency services will sky rocket with calls for help due to breathing difficulties.

So far, we really have no idea if the sand storm will hit… but at this stage it is looking very likely.

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