Wild Dust Storm Engulfs Bedourie in Queensland, Australia And Turns Day Into Night!

An enormous and wild dust storm has engulfed Bedourie, a small town in Queensland, Australia.

The sand storm was so intense that it turned the town dark for about 90 minutes.

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Maggie den Ronden

Bedourie actually means “dust storm” in the local Indigenous language. And residents have experienced something out-of-this world on December 5, 2014.

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Maggie den Ronden

Electricity wasn’t cut but a dust storm quickly engulfed the town of Bedourie turning it dark (orange, reddy, sandy colour) for about 90 minutes.

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Maggie den Ronden

It had gone from brilliant daylight to just, you couldn’t see to the end of the street. It just basically turned day into night! Quite amazing!

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Maggie den Ronden

The wall of dust was kilometer wide, enormous, stretched toward the horizon in a line across the parched outback.

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Maggie den Ronden

This unprecedent weather phenomenon is increasing in the area and is mostly related to the lack of grass cover due to the ongoing drought.

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