Sydney’s post-equinoctial “gift” from the ghu of weather was a dirty orange dust storm with gale-force winds, with gusts up to 100kmh. I could taste and smell the stuff even with all my windows and doors closed, and many people apparently reported breathing problems. Certainly my asthma played up a bit, but as I was indoors all day it wasn’t as bad as it could have been.
“Red Dust” Flickr archive (curated by Tom Coates)
Dust storm chokes Sydney (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 23 Sep 2009)
Sydney turns red: dust storm blankets city (Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2009)
Health warning as dust blankets Sydney (Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2009)
Sydney dust blanket causes highest pollution on record (Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2009)
Sydney’s red storm: where it came from (Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2009)
The Moment Oz Turned Orange (The Sun (UK), 24 Sep 2009)