What caused Britain's red sky in the morning?

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"You may recently have sensed a distinct rise in temperatures, uncharacteristic of mid-October; this was due to Southerly winds from Africa, Spain and Portugal extending up to British shores which preceded Hurricane Ophelia".

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After Hurricane Ophelia swept up dust from the Sahara and dumped it on the United Kingdom on Monday, the eerie phenomenon is back.

The event was caused by dust being sucked up from the Sahara desert and blown north across Britain. Blue light, which usually paints the sky, was scattered enabling more yellow and orange light to break through.

THERE'S an unusual look about the sky as Somerset prepares for the arrival of the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia.

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The dust, which has been seen on cars, scatters the blue light from the sun, letting more red light through - much as at sunrise or sunset.

A spokesperson at the Met Office told the Independent there is still some "Saharan dust" around at the moment, which could result in the sun appearing red on Thursday.

While many Britons saw the glowing red sun from storm Ophelia, those in Ireland experienced the destructive nature of the storm.

The freaky scenes on Monday sparked fears Nibiru was about to spell the end of the world as the sun turned red. Instead, it's directly related to Hurricane Ophelia, which is whipping through the region.

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