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Duststorms over northeastern China
(8 April 2002)

The satellite picture received at about 1 p.m., 8 April 2002 (Monday) shows widespread dust affecting northeastern part of China, Bo Hai, the Korean Peninsula and the sea to its east.

The dust is far away (more than 1,500 kilometres) from Hong Kong and is moving in a general eastward direction. Meantime, an extensive rainband is covering the East China Sea and southeastern part of China. This rainband will have the effect of washing out any dust moving south. The chance of the duststorms affecting Hong Kong is low.

Satellite image captured by NOAA-16 at 1:14 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on 8 April 2002. (Note: NOAA stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.)


Updated information
(9 April 2002)

The satellite picture received at about 1 p.m. today, 9 April 2002 (Tuesday) indicates that widespread dust affecting the northeastern part of China yesterday has generally moved eastward away from the region. The rainband now sweeping past Japan and the East China Sea will have the effect of washing out any dust moving south. The chance of the duststorms affecting Hong Kong remains low.

 Satellite image captured by NOAA-16 at 1:02 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on 9 April 2002. (Note: NOAA stands for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States.)

Last revision date: <20 Dec 2012>