With global warming and climatic change, we have seen a wide display of nature’s fury in the last few months. With severe floods and hurricane and after hurricane, the situation has been grim. At present, the United Kingdom and Ireland are under the grip of Hurricane Ophelia, and on Monday morning, Londoners woke up to a rosy sky. Yes, like a murky blanket eclipsing the skyline of the city and nearby towns.
The unusual phenomenon grabbed everyone’s attention and people took to social media to share their views about the dramatic condition. Twitter and Instagram have been flooded with photos of the urban landscape in auburn hues. As Britain’s Met Office warned of very windy weather in parts of Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England, the impending storm’s path is likely to bring it to Wales, northern England, and Scotland on Tuesday.
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) October 16, 2017
— St Paul’s Cathedral (@StPaulsLondon) October 16, 2017
— The London Eye (@TheLondonEye) October 16, 2017
— Highclere Castle (@HighclereCastle) October 16, 2017
Till the hurricane reaches the British shores, people are drawing bizarre and eerie inferences of the scarlet sky. From impending “zombie attack” and London’s natural “Instagram filter”, people have also linked it to UK’s political condition. and of course there were filmy references, drawing similarities from Max Max Fury or Blade Runner. Sample these.
It’s suddenly gone very dark and gloomy in Westminster. 😳 pic.twitter.com/a29EDBV2Fq
— Michael Fabricant (@Mike_Fabricant) October 16, 2017
In this strange light, Parliament has the same hue as the Las Vegas scenes in Blade Runner, which doesn’t bode well. pic.twitter.com/mw52f6IJ92
— Karen Buck (@KarenPBuckMP) October 16, 2017
Mad Max Fury Road 2: London edition (2017) pic.twitter.com/MWEA7FzFA2
— Behlul (@behlul_official) October 16, 2017
With this orange tinge, Birmingham has finally completed the mad Max look.
— Spooky Sham 👻 (@SHMSL_) October 16, 2017
Mad Max: North Circular Road (2017) pic.twitter.com/royUOt4eo2
— Ben Skipper (@bskipper27) October 16, 2017
London now has its own Instagram filter. Sigh. pic.twitter.com/F2LytBCE2K
— Josh Barrie (@joshbythesea) October 16, 2017
— CharlotteH (@5132N) October 16, 2017
— James McNicholas (@jamesmcnicholas) October 16, 2017
While you’re all worrying about the red sky, a Labour MP has just informed the Commons that “zombies are running wild” in his constituency
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) October 16, 2017
I know what a red sky at night means – but this yellow sky in London in the afternoon? What’s the meaning? The apocalypse?
— Matt Barbet (@MattBarbet) October 16, 2017
London has a red sun, a browny red sky, a dull fog and wind. It feels like the end times in an XBox game
— Rich Johnston (@richjohnston) October 16, 2017
The sun was bright red, and people were convinced it’s a bad omen, asking does it mean “the end of the world?” With thouands tweeting about the strange weather #redSun started dominating Twitter trend in the UK.
— Jacqueline Breslin (@re_envision101) October 16, 2017
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) October 16, 2017
is this the end pic.twitter.com/60ny5XpEKr
— anna leszkiewicz (@annaleszkie) October 16, 2017
— Henry♔Tudor (@Tudor_Henry) October 16, 2017
— Barnaby Walter (@BarnabyWalter) October 16, 2017
londoners: I love this Sepia filter
— Beep bo beep 🤖 (@osx_ail) October 16, 2017
— Laura Round (@LauraRound) October 16, 2017
— Rob Pritchard Jones (@robapjones) October 16, 2017
— David Murphy (@D1Smurphy) October 16, 2017
— Bishop Grosseteste (@BGULincoln) October 16, 2017
According to the country’s Met Office, the dark hue of the sun is caused by winds pulling up Saharan dust. “This dust is then reflected and refracted in longer wavelengths, giving a red appearance to the sky, ” The Telegraph, UK reported.
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