Red sun and eerie skies spotted over North Somerset – pictures

PUBLISHED: 12:54 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:54 16 October 2017

The red sun over Weston. Picture: Love Weston

The red sun over Weston. Picture: Love Weston

Love Weston

The skies over parts of North Somerset have taken on a strange red glow today (Monday) as a result of the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia.

People have also spotted a red sun, and it is believed the strange phenomenon is due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging tropical air and dust from the Sahara.

BBC weather presenter Simon King said the dust caused light to be refracted and reflected in longer wavelengths, making it appear red.

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place as windy weather is likely today because of ex-Ophelia.

Castle Batch Primary School, in Worle, will close this afternoon as a result.

MORE: Storm ‘posing risk to life’ due to hit North Somerset coastline.

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