Red sun and yellow skies over Hertfordshire as Hurricane Ophelia impacts UK

PUBLISHED: 16:01 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 09:32 17 October 2017

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is causing a ‘red sun phenomenon’ across Hertfordshire and other parts of England.

Red sun over St Albans.
Picture: Laura BerrillRed sun over St Albans. Picture: Laura Berrill

The red sun can be seen above St Albans, Welwyn Garden City, Hatfield, Stevenage and Royston, causing the sky to appear yellow.

According to the BBC, the phenomenon is caused by the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging in air and dust from the Sahara.

The storm itself is more likely to affect the west of the country, with Ireland and west Wales the most affected. The Met Office forecast for the east of England is windy but largely dry, with strong and gusty winds predicted for the evening and overnight.

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny LooA view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny LooA view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny LooA view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny LooA view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny LooA view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny LooA view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

A view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny LooA view of the red 'Ophelia sun' as seen from Welwyn Garden City at 14:30. Picture: Danny Loo

The yellow sky over Royston. Picture: David HattonThe yellow sky over Royston. Picture: David Hatton

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