Day Turns to Night As Storm Ophelia's Orange Dust Phenomenon Descends On West Sussex England

Day looks like night as a woman walks along a road in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England. The orange glow is caused by Storm Ophelia pulling in dust from southern Europe and Africa. Photo © Scott Ramsey/Nothhelm.com

Day looks like night as a woman walks along a road in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England. The orange glow is caused by Storm Ophelia pulling in dust from southern Europe and Africa. Photo © Scott Ramsey/Nothhelm.com

Today shortly after lunchtime street lights came on as day turned to night across parts of West Sussex and England. As drivers put on their headlights an eerie orange glow filled the sky. Media organisations reported the phenomenon was caused by the former hurricane, Storm Ophelia, pulling in air and dust from southern Europe and Africa.

Drivers had to put on their car headlights as day turned into night during Storm Ophelia's Orange Dust Phenomenon arrived in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England. Photo © Scott Ramsey/Nothhelm.com

Drivers had to put on their car headlights as day turned into night during Storm Ophelia's Orange Dust Phenomenon arrived in Littlehampton, West Sussex, England. Photo © Scott Ramsey/Nothhelm.com