Kali Andhi

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Kali Andhi (Hindi: काली आँधी, Urdu: کالی آندھ, literal meaning: Black Storm) are violent dust squalls that occur in the late-spring in the northwestern parts of the Indo-Gangetic Plain region of the Indian Subcontinent. They are usually brief, but can block out the sun, drastically reduce visibility and cause property damage and injuries.[1] They are a common precursor to the arrival of the monsoon in the northern plains.


  1. ^ Andhi (Kali Andhi), WeatherOnline, retrieved 2009-06-21, ... The Kali Andhi, or black storm is a violent, squally dust storm occuring [sic] in late spring in north-western India. The Andhi heralds the imminent arrival of the monsoon ...