These bizarre images show a gigantic cloud of dust billowing over an African city.The dust storm – known as a “Haboob” – gathered over Khartoum, the capital of Sudan in north east Africa yesterday.
It lasted for about two hours, carrying dust and sand from the Sahara across the city.
Haboobs – which are a type of seasonal storm – are formed in summer months. They are caused by downdrafts created when a thunderstorm reaches its final phase. These downdrafts cause descending air to hit the ground and pick up large amounts of dust”…. <More>