News Monday, October 16th

People in Herefordshire are freaking out about the sky. Here’s why.

News Monday, October 16th

People in Herefordshire are freaking out about the sky. Here’s why.

 

 

There’s no doubt about it, there’s something about the sky today that feels just a little end-of-the-world-ish. Should we be surprised? All the signs were there. First Trump, then KFC released a chicken burger where the buns were MORE CHICKEN burgers.

But are the End Days upon us? Probably not, according to the BBC.

 

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That strange yellowish light, the eery stillness and red sun are down to Hurricane Orphelia apparently.

The Beeb’s weather presenter Simon King explains: "Ophelia originated in the Azores where it was a hurricane and as it tracked its way northwards it dragged in tropical air from the Sahara."

“This meant dust from the Sahara was brought with it.

"The dust gets picked up into the air and goes high up into the atmosphere, and that dust has been dragged high up in the atmosphere above the UK.

"Because the dust is so high, light from the sun is scattered in the longer wavelengths, which is more the red part of the spectrum, so it appears red to our eyes."

So that’s that. But if you see four horseman charging down Commerical Road, maybe head for cover.

As for the hurricane, there's a yellow weather warning from the Met Office for Herefordshire with high winds expected all day. But don't worry, this is not the kind of weather system that's been ravaging North America. Although Ireland was hit hard by Hurricane Orphelia, it is unlikely to hit the mainland in the same way.

There may be some disruption to public transport,  and minor power cuts - but all-in-all it's forecasted to be sunshine and clouds, and 21-degrees for today with things settling down tomorrow.

 

 

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