Why does the sky change colour on the brink of a hurricane?

Lloyd Doyle
October 18, 2017

Throughout the country there were reports of yellow and orange skies, while in other parts it remained boring all day.

Forest fires in Portugal and Spain, which have killed 31 people, are also believed to be a contributing factor.

Storm Ophelia: why is the sky yellow?

"So it's most likely the appearance of sunset at midday is caused by the particles scattering the light and giving the appearance of a red sun".


Asthma sufferers have been urged to stay indoors by Asthma UK, as the dust in the air could trigger attacks.

According to the weather office, the "vast majority" of the dust was as a result of forest fires in Iberia, which have sent debris into the air and that has been dragged north by Ophelia.

People were shocked to see the skies turn dark while the sun appeared as a red glow on Monday due to a meteorological phenomenon caused by storm Ophelia.

"Air is being pulled from southern Europe and Africa and that air contains a lot of dust".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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