The U.K., along with most of Europe, has been sweltering under a heat wave recently. Now it’s set to get even worse as blood rain is likely to fall, coating U.K. homes in a gruesome shade over the weekend.
First the U.K. had Spain to blame for what is known as the “Spanish Plume,” which was caused by hot dry air tracking northwards and bringing a blasting heat wave right across the country. Madrid has had it worse, however, with temperatures soaring to well over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). Now the U.K. can turn the blame to the Sahara Desert.
— Daily Mirror (@DailyMirror) July 3, 2015
Not exactly known as a tropical country, people in the U.K. have been suffering due to the excessive heat recently, which is likely to continue over the coming weekend.
However, what is said to be joining the extreme heat is a blast of red sand all the way from the Sahara Desert in northern Africa, which will be joining up with heavy precipitation, causing the blood rain to fall.
Sounding rather ominous, of course, it has nothing to do with actual blood, but it will certainly look like it. The blood rain will consist of the red sand mixed with the precipitation to give it its gruesome shade. Once the blood rain dries, cars, houses and garden furniture will be left covered in a thin layer of red dust.
According to the Mirror, all areas of the U.K. could possibly be at risk from this blood rain.
MeteoGroup forecaster Billy Payne told them, “The air plume still contains dust from the Sahara.”
“Rain on Friday night and Saturday morning means Saturday is the most likely time to find cars covered with reddish or orange dust, meaning the rain is known as ‘blood rain.’
“This dust could be found anywhere in the UK – including Scotland.”
In the meantime, the U.K. is set to sizzle again with temperatures reaching 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) in some parts on Saturday, which ironically makes the U.K. hotter than Hawaii.
London is likely to experience 27 degrees Celsius (81 degrees Fahrenheit) in Kensington, Westminster, the Olympic Park, and Hyde Park.
According to the Guardian, two days ago, temperatures at Heathrow Airport in London reached a record 36.7 degrees Celsius (98 degrees Celsius). Ironically, this is pretty much our body temperature, and this was reportedly the hottest July day ever since records began.
UK heatwave – how long will it last? http://t.co/WeZMK76WK0 | Telegraph
— News (@sr_newsuk) July 1, 2015
On top of the recent heat, and with all that red dust and the blood rain likely to fall over the weekend, it won’t be pleasant. It is rather ironic that anyone looking for a bit of hot weather could actually just head to the U.K., but the blood rain might not be the best experience to have.
It’s not only Europe that is sweltering, however, as the Inquisitr noted recently that the North West United States is experiencing triple digit temperatures and fires. In other hot news, a heatwave in Karachi, Pakistan, is claiming hundreds of lives. Anyone currently longing for winter to return is forgiven completely.
[Image: CC BY-ND 2.0 Jim Bauer]