How did Hurricane Ophelia turn the sky yellow?
Back in October 2017, the sky over the UK turned a similar yellow and the sun turned red due to the effects of Cyclone Ophelia.
The deadly storm has killed three people as it drags Saharan dust to the UK, creating an orange cloud with its deadly 80mph winds
Hurricane Ophelia produced a strange glow, the sun was red, and left a thick layer of dust behind it.
The storm led to fears of an apocalypse, and health concerns common to those with difficulty breathing and the elderly.
At the time, Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge said: “It’s all connected to Ophelia, which is to the east of the southward ascending low-pressure system.
“Air is being sucked in from Southern Europe and Africa and that air contains a lot of dust.
“So it’s very likely that the appearance of a midday sunset is caused by particles scattering light and creating a red sun.”
In the UK, up to 120,000 homes were without power, schools were closed and bridges were closed due to fallen trees and debris caused by Cyclone Ophelia.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4904410/uk-weather-forecast-news-met-office-orange-sky/ Met Office warns when Sahara dust bomb sees red COVER cars ‘raining blood’ in the sky ORANGE