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Weird Wild Weather

By Seabee
I'd just about finished yesterday's post when Mrs Seabee called to say she'd finished in the office and was outside our building waiting to go to lunch.
I walked out into sunshine...but by the time I got to the car I was being buffeted by gale force winds and smothered in sand.
It came out of nowhere, instantly.
We drove through Dubai Marina and in front of us it looked like this:
Weird wild weather
But to the right it was like this:
Weird wild weather
It seemed to be in a narrow band that we were driving through because Al Sufouh Road was much the same - compare the blue sky to the left with what we were driving into:
Weird wild weather
After lunch it had disappeared as quickly as it had arrived but it left evidence that it had passed through:
Weird wild weather We went out to Global Village later in the afternoon and it had blasted through there too. All the stallholders were sweeping sand away, clearing rubbish and dusting their stock. Not a lot of damage and, in the way of these mini-cyclones, it had been selective in what it destroyed:
Weird wild weather
Note the hand in the right of the photo - Dubai residents will be very familiar with it. The immediate reaction to any problem is:
Weird wild weather

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