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Why Storm Ophelia turned the sky orange across London and UK
Description: The sky over England appeared to glow orange and yellow today in a strange phenomenon caused by Storm Ophelia. Hundreds of people marvelled at the bizarre sight which lit up London in sepia and led many to joke that the apocalypse had arrived. Stunning images of the so-called "red sun" were shared by people across the country as they compared the weather to looking through tinted glasses. According to experts at the Met Office, the rare spectacle was caused by Storm Ophelia pushing warm air from Africa northwards, and with it came Saharan dust. [Source: London Evening Standard]
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Source: London Evening Standard
Publish Date: 10/16/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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