Sunday, March 10, 2013
Today, a dust storm struck the Japanese capital city of Tokyo, covering it in a plume of brown dust and blocking out the sunlight.
A spokesperson for the Japan Meteorological Agency said, "A rapidly developing low pressure system in the north was moving down south. It was bringing a snow storm in the north, and strong winds in Tokyo and surrounding areas".
Wikinews sourced images from Wikimedians and from Twitter.
A thick plume of brown dust can be seen over Tokyo. Jonathan Lumb described them as "crazy dust clouds". Image: Jonathan Lumb.
A view of the dust storm covering buildings in Tokyo with a brown haze. Image: K.H JPN.(Image missing from Commons: image; log)
A clear sunny day has been replaced by a thick dust cloud. Dan Castellano said the storm looked "apocalyptic" with a yellow sky. Image: Dan Castellano.
A before and after view of the dust cloud in one position. Image: Dan Castellano.
A view of a railway line in Tokyo in the dust storm. Image: Cassiopeia sweet.
Mark Willacy, ABC News
North Asia correspondent, tweeted a photo of "Tokyo choked in dust storm". Image: Mark Willacy.
The dust storm heavily restricted visibility. Image: Micheal Mac Suibhne.(Image missing from Commons: image; log)
The dust storm beginning to cover over Yokohama
, Japan. Image: Colm Smyth.
A view of the horizon in Tokyo during the thick and heavy dust storm. Image: Melanie Brock.(Image missing from Commons: image; log)
Employees at work looking out at the dust storm covering Tokyo. Image: Ned Goodwin MW.