So does anyone know why we have this brown muck in the sky today especially in the North? Is it smoke or dust?
[ED (Kramer) – I have been (unsuccessfully) attempting to get a pic of the tinged sky.
Meanwhile, nothing of note from BOM other than the description “dusty” in today’s ACT weather forecast.
I’m guessing the very strong NW winds overnight have swept up the topsoils from central NSW and southern QLD & NT.]
Supposedly the dust is because Lake Eyre has dried out. See the following sat image.
Don’t wash your cars just yet, as red dirt is set to rain down tonight.