WATCH: Freak sandstorm in Albacete

WATCH: Freak sandstorm in Albacete
WATCH: Freak sandstorm in Albacete. image: twitter

WATCH: A freak sandstorm occurred in Albacete province, apparently caused by the heatwave

A video – which you can view below – went viral on Sunday, August 15, showing incredible hurricane-force winds creating a massive sandstorm in the capital of the province of Albacete, in Castilla–La Mancha community, looking like something you might see more commonly in the Middle East desert areas, or during a hurricane in the Caribbean, but this was in Albacete, in the middle of August!

Weather experts have explained that the freak condition was caused by the heatwave that all of Spain is currently enduring – seeing records for the hottest days being broken – as Albacete was transformed into a desert landscape, with branches and leaves left strewn on the ground, and the Local Police having to close several parks to avoid any danger to lives.


The video was apparently recorded by somebody from the Perpetuo Socorro Hospital and the Seminary, in the Cotolengo area of ​​Albacete, with many Twitter users who watched the video doubting its authenticity, saying that it was surely filmed in another part of the world, because such an event could never take place in the middle of Summer, in Albacete, but similar freak windy conditions caused a Ferris wheel to be toppled over in the Valencian municipality of Gandia on the same day.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sang and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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