Hurricane Ophelia's strong winds are blamed for fanning flames of deadly forest fires in Portugal and Spain
At least six people have been killed and around 25 others injured - mainly firefighters - during Portugal's worst day of the year for forest fires.
Around 500 blazes were reported in the country's central and northern regions where a state of emergency has been declared.
Soaring temperatures of up to 36 degrees celsius have been recorded - extraordinary for mid-October.
More than 100 fires were still burning late Sunday night with more than 5,000 firefighters battling the flames.
The worst outbreak of Portugal's fires in 2017 killed 64 people in June, with many dying on a road as they fled the rampant flames in their cars.
Wildfires are also ravaging north west Spain where at least three people have been reported killed and two more are missing.
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Unusual glow comes about as result of Storm Ophelia picking up sands from north Africa and particles from Iberian forest fires
The strange reddish sky reported over parts of the UK may appear to some a sign of impending apocalypse or a celestial Instagram filter, but experts say there is a scientific explanation.
The hue is a remnant of Storm Ophelia dragging in tropical air and dust from the Sahara, while debris from forest fires in Portugal and Spain is also playing a part, according to the BBC weather presenter Simon King.
The dust has caused shorter-wavelength blue light to be scattered, making it appear red. "Ophelia originated in the Azores, where it was a hurricane, and as it tracked its way northwards, it dragged in tropical air from the Sahara," King said.
"The dust gets picked up into the air and goes high up into the atmosphere, and that dust has been dragged high up in the atmosphere above the UK."
The Met Office said the vast majority of the dust was due to forest fires on the Iberian peninsula, which have sent debris into the air. This has been dragged north by Ophelia.
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