When contacted, Director Mango Research Institute , Dr Hameed Ullah said that it was a fact the long winter, fog and strong duststorms
had reduced mango crop specially in Multan division.
He said the electricity supply was suspended from 10 feeders due to technical fault in 40 MVA transformer installed at 132 KV MESCO grid station while wires of 11 KV feeders also broke as trees fell down on these wires due to heavy duststorm
According to Met office, rain-thundershower with duststorm
is expected at isolated places in Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Sahiwal, Zhob divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan during the next 24 hours.
They have also come up with the sounds of thunder on Mars, Venus and Titan and duststorms
on Mars and very cold cryo-volcanoes on Titan.
With threats of snowfall and duststorms
having subsided, both sides of the tunnel had been cleared, the Salang Pass maintenance commander, Gen.
Rajwana said that all the risky publicity billboards must be removed from the city to avoid any mishap during natural calamities including earthquake and duststorms
The Met Office has warned of duststorms
and thunderstorms with squalls at isolated places in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
On reflection, it appears that while the duststorms
continue, unless self-cleaning becomes a reality, along with smarter design, those dangling window cleaners are going to be around for a while yet, and heavy maintenance outlay will simply continue to be part of the construction equation.
The world of music was also affected, but it needed the turbulent duststorms
of Beethoven and Schubert to settle before Biedermeier Vienna came into its own musically, and could enjoy its new, up-to-date, essentially undemanding music.
The intensity of duststorms
, which are invariably produced by strong southwesterly to westerly winds, depends on current precipitation that of the preceding year, and local agricultural profile.
In Australia, the associated southern oscillation led to severe drought, furious bushfires and duststorms
which carried away 200,000 tonnes of topsoil.