Red Sun, Yellow Sky in England Due to Hurricane Ophelia


The event was caused by dust being sucked up from the Sahara desert and blown north across Britain. Debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was also playing a part.

Some UK-bound aircraft were diverted after passengers reported a smell of burning in the cabins.

The particulates from the smoke and dust led to the orange and red skies through a process called Rayleigh scattering - named for British scientist Lord Rayleigh.

It has all been explained by the Met Office.

Dust from Africa disturbed by Ophelia caused the sky to have an unusual red tint yesterday.

The sun shines through cloud as storm clouds turn the sky black over the seafront in Bognor Regis.

Ophelia is forecast to lash Western parts of the United Kingdom exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18.

House prices up 5 per cent in year to August
Richard Snook, senior economist at PwC, said the data shows relatively little movement in price growth from the previous month. Wales also witnessed sluggish price performance, with prices up 3.4% on the year and down 0.1% since July.

It's all connected with Ophelia, on the eastern side of the low pressure system air is coming up in the southern direction.

The freaky "red sun" was caused by hurricane winds carrying dust particles from wild fires across Iberia and Saharan dust from Africa, 10,000 feet into the atmosphere.

Will the red sun and yellow sky return?

The second half of 2017 has brought an alarming number of hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires to North America - but the uptick in uncommon natural disasters striking major cities isn't even close to limited to one part of the world.

The sun is seen after dawn near Exeter.

Why not send us your photos of the red sun over Somerset.