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The skies above Huddersfield have turned orange as the Hurricane Sun has become visible.

Weather forecasters say the eerie phenomenon is caused by a huge amount of Saharan dust whipped up by Storm Ophelia.

Unusually strong winds are pulling warm air from Spain and North Africa - and also some tiny particles of desert sand.

Storm Ophelia is expected to hit the UK mainland today, with flights grounded and a "danger to life" warning in place.

Remnants of the hurricane will reach Britain's west coast on Monday afternoon, with gusts of up to 80mph forecast - exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people.

Trees 'coming down in Berry Brow' - report

Trees are coming down in Berry Brow, according to Emma.

Warning over 60mph gusts in Huddersfield

Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens says there will be gusts of up to 60mph tonight.

Gusts hitting Huddersfield

Take care out there - the wind is really picking up

Death toll in Ireland reaches three

Three people have now been killed in the storms in Ireland

Wind also picking up across Huddersfield

It is also starting to get windier across Huddersfield

Wind starting to get strong across the UK

Two killed by storm in Ireland

Two people have been as Storm Ophelia battered Ireland.
A woman died when her car was struck by a falling tree as she was driving close to the village of Aglish in Waterford, Ireland, while a man was killed in a chainsaw accident as he tried to remove a fallen tree in Cahir, Co Tipperary.

Gallery of images

Latest on the storm

Another image from earlier

Skies returning to normal

The skies are now returning to normal with the sun coming out properly

Great images

Hurricane Sun by Angela Colling
Hurricane Sun by Angela Colling

This one by Angela Colling

Hurricane Sun in New Mill - Samantha Jane Stevens
Hurricane Sun in New Mill - Samantha Jane Stevens

And this by Samatha Jane Stevens

Hurricane Sun in Skelmanthorpe - Mark Crookes
Hurricane Sun in Skelmanthorpe - Mark Crookes

And Skelmanthorpe by Mark Crookes

Stunning image of sun over Hade Edge

Hurricane Sun over Hade Edge - Jules Hunter
Hurricane Sun over Hade Edge - Jules Hunter

Thanks Jules Hunter

Hurricane Sun in Scholes

Hurricane Sun in Scholes - by Donna Coates
Hurricane Sun in Scholes - by Donna Coates

Hurricane Sun from Golcar

Hurricane Sun from Golcar - Stewart Wilkinson
Hurricane Sun from Golcar - Stewart Wilkinson

Thanks to Stewart Wilkinson

More images of Red Sun

Sun above Dalton

Lynn Burgoyne's image of the sun above Dalton
Lynn Burgoyne's image of the sun above Dalton

Sun above Dalton by Lynn Burgoyne

Another image of the sun looking like a small red dot

Lots of people talking about the weather and sky

Hurricane Sun or Blood Moon?

Video on Hurricane Ophelia latest

Windy weather on the way

Paul said as well as the Red Sun Huddersfield will get winds of up to 60mph this evening. The storm will continue through the night and could cause damage to trees and homes

Weatherman's insight

Storm brings sever weather to other parts of UK

Weather warning in place

This is the story we did when the weather warning was announced yesterday

Strange skies

Red glow to the sky

This is the explanation for the red glow to the sky