24 May 2009

Dust storms reported in south-west NSW

10:13 am on 24 May 2009

Huge dust storms have been reported in south-west New South Wales as winds whip up dirt from dry paddocks.

The Bureau of Meteorology says there are strong easterly winds in excess of 35km per hour in the ranges, northern tablelands and central tablelands.

The ABC reports callers describe large red dust swirls in some parts of the state where visibility has been reduced to 0.5km.