Category Archives: Climate

When Your Local Sandstorm’s In International News

You know you experienced a climatic phenomenon when your hometown is getting international news coverage because of it.This Thursday, Dubai was covered in natural sepia tone as a sandstorm (technically, it wasn’t a storm, more of an atmosphere encompassing breeze but hey, ‘Sharknado’ was a waterspout) filled the entire city. Social media couldn’t get enough. I woke up that morning and pulled my curtains to a dystopian universe prototype that was at once serene and eerie:

While the sandy shade faded by evening, the weather remained a little harsh. And while that was the prediction for the entire weekend, today things seemed back to normal. Here’s the report from Mic with more pictures to explain:
http://mic.com/articles/114422/these-photos-show-what-dubai-looks-when-it-s-hit-with-a-brutal-sandstorm?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social

There’s more pictorial support in this article from local source The National:
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/uae-weather-dust-storm-covers-uae—in-pictures#1

P.S. What you saw in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol was indeed exaggerated nonsense, those sandstorms are really not that common or severe. Even this recent occurrence is at best an anomaly.