Skies In Australian State Glow Orange From Ongoing Bush Fires & Dust Storm
The skies in Victoria state are currently a deep orange hue. And no, like Indonesia’s red skies in September, it’s not a filter.
Bush fires and dust storms have been raging in the area, potentially leading to severe health complications for residents.
According to The Guardian, raging bush fires accompanied with a serious 100km/h dust storm throughout Australia have made the city of Mildura resemble an orange ghost town from the movie ‘Insidious’.
Pictures and videos circulating around the internet show the city covered in thick orange smoke, lowering visibility in the area.
Code red bush fire alert activated
On 20 Nov, high winds of up to 100km/h blew through Victoria accompanied by the heat of the bush fires made Mildura city turned orange.
This led to Victoria state issuing the most extreme alert, the code red.
Residents have described the area as a wall of dust and described the air condition as unbearable.
These unbelievably strong dust storms also made the bush fires stronger, causing the surrounding temperatures to increase.
Some properties were also burnt down due to the wind carrying flames and smoke.
Melbourne suffers from high temperatures
While Mildura turned orange and suffered from a crazy dust storm, Melbourne has been relatively luckier, experiencing high temperatures for the past few days.
Temperatures went as high as 40°C, 7 degrees more than Singapore’s average temperature.
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A resident there stated that Melbourne is suffering from high-speed winds of up to 50km/h and that a lady beside him almost got blown to the road.
People admitted to hospitals
Numerous people have been admitted to hospitals due to health complications caused by the thick haze and dust that lingered around the past few days.
Let us keep the people living in Australia in our thoughts and hope that this adversity will be over ASAP.
Featured image adapted from Twitter.