UK sky turns orange as dust bomb hits nation - and it might cause 'blood rain'
'Blood rain' reports have already arrived from Twitter users in London and Essex
The sky throughout much of the UK has suddenly turned orange - but don't worry; it's due to a Sahara dust bomb and not the rise of some demonic entity.
What's more, as this Saharan dust bomb envelopes Europe, the Met Office predicts that the dust cloud, currently located 2km above ground level, could fall during 'blood rain' showers - and according to tweets by users in London and Essex, it's already arrived.
This North London rain is extremely dusty. Wonder where its come from? pic.twitter.com/SwyzY5eYBn
— sasha bilton ????️???? (@SashaBilton) March 16, 2022
Y’all I walked Dusty in the rain and now I have sand from the Sahara on my glasses… pic.twitter.com/jumK7l1jtA
— marcus ?? (@marcusjdl) March 16, 2022
So it is dirty rain in London right? Was wondering why my boots were muddy AF ?
— Alicia Adejobi (@aliciaadejobi) March 16, 2022
These reports closely follow other users who took to social media to comment on the odd colouration of the sky.
— ScottD88 (βeta) (@ScottDSearle1) March 16, 2022
Images from Kent show bright orange skies and in East Sussex people were forced to wipe away tangerine-coloured dust from their cars. Similar colours were visible in Spain as early as yesterday and satellite imaging has also shown similar dust cloud formations over France.
This was our walk yesterday in Granada province. The cloud of dust has been replaced with heavy rain so you can only imagine the mess today! pic.twitter.com/PDwJVcwK3n
— John Moffett #RejoinEu 🇺🇦 🇪🇺 (@jrmakd) March 16, 2022
Weather wizards at the Met Office say the impact is "unlikely" to be significant but dust will be considerably more visible around sunset, which is around 6pm.
Don't worry though, blood rain is actually just red sediment mixing with rainwater.
Not everyone was so fortunate, as seen in the Iberian Peninsula where people are being told to stay inside.
People have naturally been reacting to this abnormal weather condition online where the general consensus seems to be "natural disaster" or "someone has resurrected the Mummy and he's flying over now to suck out some souls."
"It's just gone proper dark and creepy outside... Dust cloud? Or some fresh new disaster approaching?" questioned one Twitter user.
"To be fair the Saharan dust cloud isn't the only huge orange thing to fill the skies in recent memory…" joked another, who in all fairness, isn't wrong.
To be fair the Saharan dust cloud isn’t the only huge orange thing to fill the skies in recent memory … pic.twitter.com/duFr0qINK2
— Tony Shepherd (@tonysheps) March 16, 2022
Startling images from Spain look almost like Instagram filters:
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France is giving serious The Lion King vibes:
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