Thursday, 6 November 2014

Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight!

Is there truth in the old saying "Red sky at night, sailor's delight.  Red sky in morning, sailor's warning", or is its simply folklore?  Well...there is some truth to the story!  There is a promise of good weather ahead when the sun is setting and we see a red sky at night.  Due to a high concentration of dust particles, the sun sends it's light.  When we see a red sky at night, this means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming westerly. Good weather usually follows.   When you're looking for good weather, a high pressure system has to have passed through already, which means a storm system could be moving easterly.  Look out for rain on the way if the morning sky is a deep, glowing red, due to a high water content in the sky.                               

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