RED dust shrouded much of northwestern Victoria and the west of New South Wales, shrouding the border city of Mildura shortly after noon as gale force westerly winds culminated with a dust storm.
A cold front moved rapidly through western and central Victoria on Tuesday morning before weakening in the east in the afternoon.
The Bureau of Meterology (BOM) issued a severe weather warning for numerous districts, including the Mallee, late on Tuesday as damaging winds swept across the state.
Mildura weather station recorded a peak gust of 69 km/h an hour about 11.41am. Gusts of up to 67km/h were still being felt as the thick dust moved in.
A sharp drop in temperature coincided with the dust storm, falling almost five degrees between 12pm and 12.27pm to 14.5C, with the apparent (feel like) temperature as low as 7.1C a few minutes later.
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