Desert storm hits Taranaki

BY LYN HUMPHREYS
Last updated 09:34 25/09/2009
Sydney dust storm
By KATE GERAGHTY, SMH Zoom
DUST STORM: A blanket of dust covers Sydney as two men wait at the entrance to the Anzac Bridge in Pyrmont to be picked up for work.

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Red dust believed to be from Australian desert storms is settling in parts of Taranaki.


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The Taranaki Daily News was inundated with calls this morning as people spotted the dust on their homes, cars and outdoor furniture in heavy downpours.

The dust was described by some as similar to a light dusting of fertilizer.

The fine gritty sand is believed to have come over from Australia where a large dust storm covered Sydney earlier this week.

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- Taranaki Daily News

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