$render.recurse($ctx, '$content.code.value')

Pictures: Red sun and sky spotted over Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 12:44 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 14:37 16 October 2017

There has been an eerie red glow over Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset today (Monday), and some people have also spotted a red-looking sun.

It is believed the strange phenomenon is due to the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia dragging tropical air and dust from the Sahara.

BBC weather presenter Simon King said the dust caused light to be refracted and reflected in longer wavelengths, making it appear red.

The Met Office has put a yellow weather warning in place as windy weather is likely today because of ex-Ophelia.

Castle Batch Primary School, in Worle, will close this afternoon as a result.

MORE: School closure announced due to heavy wind warning.

$render.recurse($ctx, '$content.code.value')

More from Weston Mercury

People living in Burnham and Highbridge have decided to adopt a neighbourhood plan, which sets out guidelines for developers submitting planning applications in the area.

Read more

Weston will be full of amazing tastes and flavours again this weekend as a food festival returns to town.

Read more

One of the nation’s biggest boy bands will celebrate 30 years of music making with a landmark UK tour.

Read more

Hornets nearly overcame a 27-point deficit against Thornbury, but in the end finished two points short.

Read more

Winscombe Ladies put in an outstanding display against Totnes, despite slipping to defeat.

Read more

A successive charity rugby match was held between Weston Rugby Club and a combined Bristol and Moseley Old Boys XV.

Read more

Winscombe fought hard to gain a precious home success against visitors Chard.

Read more
39 minutes ago

Volunteer marshals are needed to help support Weston-super-Mare’s Carnival.

Read more

Cheddar moved into the next round of the FA Vase after this excellent victory over Newton Abbot Spurs.

Read more

Worle remain unbeaten in the Somerset Premier League after defeating Nailsea United 4-2.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Thunderstorms

Thunderstorms

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 11°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists