Chinese Officials Warn of Reduced Air Quality and Visibility Due to Major Sandstorm

Several provinces in the north of China were issued weather warnings for high winds and low visibility caused by a large sandstorm on Wednesday, March 22, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) said.

Footage recorded by @dia81210 shows dust causing low visibility in Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province, on Wednesday.

The Jinan Municipal Bureau of Culture and Tourism warned of low visibility and poor air quality starting on Wednesday afternoon and continuing through to Thursday.

According to the CMA, the sandstorm, which is the biggest of the season, hit the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on Tuesday. Credit: @dia81210 via Storyful

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