An “uncommon” reddish sky and red-looking sun have actually been reported throughout lots of parts of England.
The phenomenon was at first seen in the west of England and Wales prior to infecting other locations.
He included that particles from forest fires in Portugal and Spain was likewise playing a part.
The dust has actually triggered much shorter wavelength blue light to be spread, making it appear red.
He stated: “Ophelia came from the Azores where it was a typhoon and as it tracked its method northwards it dragged in tropical air from the Sahara.”
This suggested dust from the Sahara was brought with it, he stated.
“The dust gets gotten into the air and goes high up into the environment, which dust has actually been dragged high up in the environment above the UK,” Mr King described.
The particles in the air cause blue light to spread, leaving longer-wavelength traffic signal to shine through.
The Met Office stated the “large bulk” of the dust was as an outcome of forest fires in Iberia, which have actually sent out particles into the air which has actually been dragged north by Ophelia.
Meanwhile, hundreds required to Twitter to share their theories and snaps of the uncommon red sun and yellow skies.
Using the hashtags #redsun and #ophelia, photos were published with earnest tags firmly insisting that: “There is NO colour correction on this image”.
As the skies turned beige over London, Hugh Bennett questioned if: “This is exactly what it should have resembled residing in the olden days when whatever was sepia”, while James McNicholas blamed “the hipsters” for putting “an Instagram filter” on the city.
‘Freaking us out’
But trending together with #orangesky, #redsun and #yellowsky was the hashtag #apocalypse.
Like numerous Ben Shephard published that: “Not playing around this light is actually freaking us out!”, while Henry Tudor, stated: “This strange light is extremely troubling. I keep anticipating 4 chaps on horses to house galloping from the sky.”
Elliot Wagland stated: “I simply kept an eye out of the window and it appears the world will end”, and Archer Hampson stated:” Somebody stated we must head outdoors due to the fact that the world was ending. We believed we ‘d take our cams.”
Louise Lucas, on the other hand, wished to know if she had actually missed out on the memo “about going home early due to #apocalypse?!” and Anthony Court published that: “If the world does end -please might it be prior to 10pm tonight when I begin my nightshift.”
But not everybody was startled, some were influenced to compose poetry like @Scott_W88, who composed: “Ophelia, you’re breaking the sun, You’re shaking my garden fence day-to-day”.
While Helen Glew, stated just: “The most remarkable thing is simply just how much of the UK is really seeing the sun on a single October early morning.”