(Newcastle Herald) A cyclone off Western Australia’s north coast is intensifying as it comes closer to land, prompting authorities to warn residents to prepare their homes and emergency kits.

Ahead of the cyclone, West Australians were treated to a stunning dust storm off the coast of Onslow on Wednesday. The Bureau of Meteorology said the incredible sight of a ”red wave” at sea was created as wind and rain caused the storm to dump the sand and dust it had taken from the land.

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