Australian Dust Storm Turns Day To Night In Mere Seconds

Australia is a very dry country and because of this, brutal dust and sand storms can be quite a frequent occurrence in certain parts of the country. If you’ve never been in one yourself, the following footage may shock you.

This video was filmed in the town of Mildura in the southern state of Victoria and reveals how driving into a dust storm is much like entering an alternate reality.

The first thing you’ll see in this video is an ominous dust cloud in the background which truly looks like something out of a doomsday film. Not threatened by a little bit of dust, the cammer heads straight towards the dust storm despite some other motorists appearing to pull over to the side of the road to let the storm past.

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As the cammer gets closer, the scale of the dust storm becomes apparent. It appears so massive that you could be excused for thinking it’s perhaps something solid, like a massive rock similar to Uluru in the center of Australia. At roughly the 4-minute mark in the video, the driver enters the middle of the storm and, within a few seconds, everything goes dark, as if the sun was suddenly turned off and day turned to night.

For the next 10 minutes, the driver makes his way through the dust storm before entering what looks like a residential area and pulling over. The footage ends there, but it seems as though the dust storm likely continued for some time afterwards.


  • Ben

    Is it really worth the strain on your vehicle? You couldn’t just pull over at a spot to eat and wait it out? Good luck replacing that air filter and unclogging your radiator.

  • Navigator Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I remember back in the late ’90s, it was a tornado watch, which eventually turned to a warning, albeit; it was a beautiful day, the sun was shining, and, nevertheless, it was in the summer months, everyone was outside being productive — playing Volleyball or whatnot — and we heard thunder, then come the rain clouds, and the rain just fell and the sky had gotten so dark until it looked like night back then, as well.

  • Paulbe

    Mildura is mostly orange groves and meth labs.

  • jason wu

    to save you time. Just watch 4:15 – 4:30. That’s all you need to watch.

  • Thunderbolt

    Thanks to this video, I was able to snore at work

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