Dust storm was a fizzer

TWEED avoided a repeat of last month's orange haze yesterday as yet another dust storm passed by almost unnoticed.

The small amount of dust in the air during yesterday's storm created only a hazy effect for the area, reducing visibility to about four kilometres.

The September storm, which covered the region in an orange blanket of dust, reduced visibility to only 100 metres.

Bureau of Meteorology severe weather forecaster Jake Phillips said it was not in the magnitude of last month's storm.

“A lot of people would have noticed it when they first got up this morning if they got up around sunrise,” Mr Phillips said.

“But it didn't have the same orangey glow (as the September storm).”

The latest dust storm was first reported around the far western townships of Broken Hill, Wilcannia and White Cliffs on Monday.

It then moved north-east through parts of the Hunter Valley and up the coast through the Northern Rivers.

BOM said the Tweed experienced fresh gusty winds as well with a maximum of 29 degrees yesterday.

BOM yesterday pre- dicted fine weather for today with west to south-westerly winds. Maximum temperature was forecast at 28 degrees.

Tweed landmark Mount Warning could not be seen through the haze from Murwillum- bah about 2pm.



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