Sandstorm strikes Iranian city of Zabol

A sandstorm covered the city of Zabol in southeastern Iran in darkness on Saturday June 15 with winds reaching 45 kilometres per hour and heavily restricting visibility. ILNA reports that on Saturday, it was as if the sun did not rise on Zabol, as the city was shrouded in dust and particles throughout the day

The Sistan-Baluchistan province meteorology office announced that the storm originated in Yazd, Kerman and Southern Khorasan provinces as well as the Iranian border regions with Afghanistan.

The report adds that the volume of dust particles in the air was well over the expected levels with regard to the wind speed.

The report adds that the winds are increasing in speed and there are more winds in the forecast throughout this week. 

In February, similar weather conditions stirred dust particles into the air, reaching 80 times the normal accepted level.

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