Why is the sky orange above Rotherham?

By Dave Poucher | 16/10/2017

Why is the sky orange above Rotherham?

AS parts of the country braced themselves for the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia, it was the sky that was  more of a talking point in Rotherham.

If you noticed the low cloud and orange tint on Monday — just like this picture from chief photographer Dave Poucher — and wondered what it is, it seems the Sahara is to blame.

Weather forecaster Liam Dutton said it was caused by dust from the African desert and debris from forest fires in Spain and Portugal that is now travelling across the entire country with people on the South Coast seemingly experiencing it most of all this morning, although it has since spread up North.


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