Photo of snowy Sussex woodland trail Photo of snowy Sussex woodland trail

Red Sun, Sand and Wildfires

As Ophelia ravaged the west coast of Ireland yesterday, the south coast of England was spared the high winds.

The storm did suck in smoke from Portugese and Spanish wildfires and also dust and sand from the Sahara.

The small airborne particles scattered the light at the blue end of the spectrum, leaving only the reds and oranges.

Judging from the black colour left on windscreens here, the smoke was more to blame than the Sahara.