What's the weird orange haze over Leeds?

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Have you noticed the strange coloured sky today?

Ex-hurricane Ophelia is currently sweeping across Ireland and there will be strong gusts in Leeds and across Yorkshire later today.

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And those southerly winds are also causing the orange tint in the skies above us - now that the thick fog is clearing.

It is dust from the Sahara desert, in Africa, and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal that is now travelling across the UK.

The South Coast has experienced it most of the morning and it is now moving north.

The sky over Leeds

The sky over Leeds

Ophelia has pulled in unseasonably warm air up from Spain and North Africa, bringing temperatures in the early 20s over the weekend.

The red sun created some stunning views across Yorkshire and the country today.
The main image on the left from The Yorkshire Post photographer James Hardisty shows the red sun silhouetting one of the 17th Century Wildmen stone-carved figures on Monk Bar, York.

Red sun phenomenon casts ghostly haze across Yorkshire... and leaves some to question if this is the end of the world?

Storm Ophelia

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