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READERS' PICTURES: Dramatic change in sky due to Storm Ophelia

READERS' PICTURES: Dramatic change in sky due to Storm Opheliaā€¯

The odd reddish sky reported over parts of the United Kingdom may appear to some as a sign of impending apocalypse or a celestial Instagram filter.

A representative from the Met Office said the glowing sun might return to some southern parts of the United Kingdom, but this time, it's likely to be caused by dust blown over from wildfires in Spain and Portugal.

The BBC says the storm, which is hitting Ireland and the Midlands today, is dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara.

The sun is seen after dawn near Exeter.

Asthma sufferers have been urged to stay indoors by Asthma UK, as the dust in the air could trigger attacks. To make matters worse, in nearby Iberia - a region that encompasses parts of Spain, Portugal, and France among others - Ophelia's winds have only fanned the flames of ongoing, widespread forest fires and proceeded to carry massive amounts of dust northward toward England and Wales. This has been dragged north by Ophelia.

Skies above 1066 Country have turned red as a odd side effect of Storm Ophelia.

The ex-hurricane storm drew Saharan dust north to the United Kingdom, making the sun appear red over parts of the United Kingdom this morning.

According to the Met Office, the dust scatters the blue light from the sun letting more red light through much as at sunrise or sunset.



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