blowing dust


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blowing dust

[¦blō·iŋ ′dəst]
(meteorology)
Dust picked up locally from the surface of the earth and blown about in clouds or sheets.
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Light to moderate winds freshening at times over some northern areas, causing blowing dust and sand and poor horizontal visibility over exposed areas.
Forecasters predict cooler climes during the afternoon, but warned of warm, blowing dust over some exposed areas as well as thick fog during early mornings.
Winds will intensify, picking up speeds of 65-75 km/h and blowing dust at times, the JMD said.
The winds will freshen at times, reaching 55kph with towering clouds, and causing blowing dust and sand with poor visibility at times over exposed areas, with an associated fall of temperatures.
Twelve separate vehicle accidents were attributed to low visibilities in blowing dust over a ten mile stretch, and involved at least twenty-seven vehicles including motorcycles and several large trucks.
Dr Chantal Nicholls, representing the Health and Safety Executive, which brought the prosecution, told the court that the hoses had been incorrectly used at the firm for blowing dust off workers' clothes.
But it also obstructs blowing dust, is quick to put up and take down, and actually looks very attractive while working so hard.
In a post on social media, the Met department said fresh to strong northwesterly winds are expected Tuesday, which may lead to blowing dust and low visibility in some areas.
Dubai: Blowing dust, sand and high temperatures have been forecast across the country today, with the weather bureau warning the public of poor visibility.
Light to moderate winds are expected which may freshen the appearance of convective clouds, with probability of blowing dust over open land areas.
According to the Jordan Meteorological Department (JMD), winds will be northwesterly moderate to brisk blowing dust in the Badia region.
Although the situation will improve gradually, winds will continue to blowing dust into the air, it said.