Some weird shit went down yesterday, didn't it? The sun burning red - bright in the sky above us - as if setting the scene for some post-apocalyptic novel. Cue mild panic on the streets of Britain.

Anyway, it eventually turned out the sepia-like filter was just due to large amount of dust blowing over from the Sahara, and wildfires in Spain and Portugal. We weren't all going to die after all.

If you were glad to wake up this morning and find the red sun gone, then I've got some bad news for you: it turns out this isn't the last that we're going to see of it. In fact, it's going to be returning later this week, with southerly winds tomorrow meaning the dust will return.


"We're getting reports from Devon and Cornwall and to see this kind of report from Bristol is very interesting," a spokesman for the Met Office told the Bristol Post.

"It's something we're investigating, it could well be the cause for this."

A similar phenomenon happened recently in Florida, over Disneyland. The numerous wildfires that were raging across Northern California blew down south, making the resort look eerie as fuck.

Here's how people reacted to it:

If you're an asthma sufferer you should be extra careful, the Head of Asthma UK helpline Sonia Munde revealed that the dust storm could be dangerous.

She said: "We are deeply concerned about the toxic air from Saharan dust that Hurricane Ophelia has churned up, as this could pose a severe risk for the 5.4million people in the UK who have asthma.

"Winds picking up the dust and particles in the air could trigger potentially fatal asthma attacks."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/PA

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.

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