- "It's not as hot, at least. And no dust storms."
- ―A refugee from Tatooine arrives on Coruscant
Dust storms were weather conditions, sometimes springing up as if from nowhere to throw grit in the eyes and down the throat, making visibility difficult and breathing dangerous. The debris carried by these strong winds often also caused problems for droids and other machines. Among the planets affected by sudden dust storms were Praesitlyn and Bar Neth.