Sandstorms hit the spring of 2010

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Sandstorm hits China again

Sandstorm hits China again

Beijing witnessed its second sandstorm on March 22, 2010, two days after the first one over the weekend affected some 270 million people in 16 provinces, covering 2 million sq km across the country. At the same time, the dust storms originated from the deserts of Mongolia were carried east by prevailing winds and arrived in China Taiwan, China Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea.


Another eight to 10 sandstorms are expected to hit North China in April and May as a result of the frequent cold spells, meteorologists predicted.


The areas affected by the sandstorms in March 2010:

Desert storm blankets N. China

Sandstorm hits SE China's Taiwan

S. Korea issues yellow dust advisory Flying Debris Kills Woman, 38 Hurt as Wind Gusts Batter Japan


 Chinese Taiwan 

The South Korea 



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 • How to protect yourself in a dusty day?

• Sandstorm hits most of N China

• Sandstorms sweep across NW, damage crops

• Sandstorm hits north China again, more expected in next 10 days

• Sandstorms due to cold: Experts

• Sandy weather greatly affects air quality: ministry

• Sandstorm reaches Hong Kong

 Second sandstorm hits Beijing

 Desert storm blankets N. China

 Snow, sandstorm wreak havoc in Xinjiang

• Sandstorm hits north China

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• Drought ravages SW China

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