Sydneysiders are being warned that a huge dust cloud will continue to affect the city through the day, after they woke to an eerie red dawn this morning.
The huge dust storm which has settled over the city was carried east overnight by gale-force winds of up to 100kph.
The dust reduced visibility across the city and large parts of the state, with callers to ABC Radio saying the scene looked like something from the end of the world.
The weather bureau says the severity of the dust cloud will ebb and flow during the day as strong winds continue to batter the state. But the dust is not expected to abate until winds weaken tonight.
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