Red sky, wintry weather

Thursday 3rd February 2022 12:20 pm

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THIS great ‘red sky at night shepherds delight’ photo was taken by 5.05pm on Sunday by Tim Nicholson at Bramshott Grange in Tudor Crescent, Liphook.

A red sky normally indicates the next day will be fine – and Monday was!

A Met Office spokesman said: “A red sky appears when dust and small particles are trapped in the atmosphere by high pressure.

“When the sun is setting in the west, its light passes through hundreds of miles of atmosphere, leaving only red light to give the sky its notable appearance when it hits the clouds above you.

“A red sky at sunset means high pressure is moving in from the west, so therefore the next day will usually be dry and pleasant.”

But a low pressure front is moving in from America, where it unleashed blinding snow and punishing winds in eastern New England.

It officially became a ‘bomb cyclone’ as air pressure dropped and the storm rapidly intensified and bands of snow swept across the region; Boston received 23.5 inches from the storm on Saturday.

It will arrive over the UK sometime on Friday, bringing wintry showers, says the Met Office.

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