The Sydney dust storm has come and gone, and it was a big anticlimax

Sarah Kimmorley/ Business Insider AustraliaNo dust storm here. Taken at 12.50pm AEDT on Thursday.

  • The dust storm came.
  • And now it’s going.
  • Yes, that was it.

Sydneysiders prepared today to brace for a dust storm said to rival that of the event that turned the city red in 2009.

But apparently the worst is over and many are wondering if it even began.

A forecaster from the Bureau of Meteorology, told Business Insider early this afternoon that the city had “pretty much” seen the worst of the dust.

“Condition were the worst about and hour ago,” she said, adding that it was “nothing like what we experienced in 2009”.

She said the dust has moved across that state this morning causing reduced visibility, and while it will “linger” through the day, the dust will clear “as it moves into the evening, moving out over the sea”.

A press conference will be held at 2pm AEDT for further updates.

Here are some of the photos people took of the threatening skies early today.

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#icebergs #duststorm

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A bit of a #duststorm Sydney is having today

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