Apocalyptic dust storm blocks out sun in latest freak weather to hit Australia

An apocalyptic dust storm has been filmed engulfing a farm in Australia in the latest extreme weather to hit the country.

Following months of devastating bushfires , the barren country was finally given a reprieve with rain sweeping across the country.

Gigantic hailstorms were then spotted battering parts of the country and now footage has emerged of a terrifyingly huge dust storm engulfing a region.

The first clip – taken by Jason Herbig from his farm in New South Wales – shows the wall of dust stretching out as far as the eye can see on the horizon.

Jason accompanied the clip with a time-lapse video showing the moment the storm engulfed him.

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Within seconds of the sped-up clip, barely anything can be seen more than a few metres in front.

It then seems to completely block out the sun and Jason is even forced to turn on his car’s headlights to see – despite it being the middle of the day.

The videos have been seen a combined 150,000 times since being shared to Twitter yesterday.

“Wow,” one wrote, before adding: “That looks like something straight out of a Tom Cruise horror sci-fi movie.”

Another commented: “So we have had fires, floods, thunder and lightning, hail. Frankly, I was expecting a locust plague next but turns out I forgot about sand storm.”

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A third was equally amazed, saying: “A tsunami of dust.”

And a fourth added: “Wow it’s like a movie of the Sahara desert, but unfortunately real.”

The footage comes after Australia has been left reeling by some of the worst bushfires in recent memory.

At least 27 people have been killed and an estimated 1billion animals have perished.

Flooding caused by rainfall this week also appears to have brought a new danger. One picture has gone viral on Twitter claiming to show a shark swimming on a street.

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