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Dust Over Saudi Arabia and Red Sea

20.3N 40.7E

January 20th, 2013 Category: Dust Storms

Red Sea – January 12th, 2013

Dust can be seen in the air over Saudi Arabia and blowing westward over the Red Sea. Unsettled weather is typical in Saudi Arabia in winter, with strong winds a frequent occurrence. The Rub’ al Khali desert, the world’s largest sand sea, covers large parts of the Arabian Peninsula. Holding half as much sand as the Sahara, this rich sand sea provides plentiful material for regional dust storms.

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