While we deal with Hurricane Ophelia, the sky has turned the wrong colour in Great Britain 4 years ago

While we deal with Hurricane Ophelia, the sky has turned the wrong colour in Great Britain

Ireland and Great Britain are two islands that are certainly not accustomed to dealing with hurricanes.

Hurricane Ophelia has presented a set of challenges and disruptions the likes of which have virtually never been seen before in Ireland.

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Transport has ground to a halt, schools have been shut down, and most gravely, three people have been killed in incidents involving fallen debris from the storm.

While Ireland has been coping with the more treacherous and dangerous effects of Hurricane Ophelia, the effects seen in Great Britain have been slightly stranger. Namely, the sky turned a reddish-yellowish-brownish kind of colour.

Apparently the phenomenon has been caused by the strong winds pulling up Saharan dust and dust from Southern Europe, messing with wavelengths and making the sky appear red or sepia. Needless to say, the Brits have been freaking out over it on Twitter.

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