October 16, 2017 2.13 pm This story is over 47 months old

Why has the sun across Lincolnshire turned red?

Quite a talking point.

A red sun has been spotted throughout today across Lincolnshire.

The eerie skies have been caused by Storm Ophelia which has arrived from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Met Office forecaster Grahame Madge said the former hurricane is pulling air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa.

“It’s all connected with Ophelia, on the eastern side of the low pressure system air is coming up in the southern direction,” he said.

“Air is being pulled from southern Europe and Africa and that air contains a lot of dust.

“So it’s most likely the appearance of sunset at midday is caused by the particles scattering the light and giving the appearance of a red sun.

“It’s certainly spectacular at the moment and quite a talking point, we’ve had a lot of calls about it.”

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