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Spectacular 'wall of sand' seen on Australian coast

The cloud formation tinged with red dust travelled across the ocean Photo: REUTERS/Brett Martin/fishwrecked.com

A huge wall of dust that was picked up by a thunderstorm produced a stunning sight on the coast of western Australia.

Strong winds carried the dust and red sand along the Indian Ocean near the town of Onslow.

The phenomenon is caused by red sand and dust caught in a storm Credit: REUTERS/Brett Martin/fishwrecked.com

It is the latest example of dramatic weather to hit Australia, which has been beset by forest fires in the south-east of the country.

Several more spectacular photos of the sand wall were captured and posted on the Perth Weather Live Facebook page.