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Haboob, Sandstorm or Dust Storm? theWeather Club Wed, 01/07/2020 - 12:39

Haboob was originally the name for a dust or sandstorm in the northern part of the Sudan, most commonly observed between May and September during the afternoon and evening. The name is derived from the Arabian word ‘habb’ meaning ‘to blow’ and has been used by the meteorological community for almost 100 years. Back in 1925, a paper titled “Haboobs” was published in the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society.