Red sky at night, and other mysteries solved


‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight – red sky in the morning, sailor’s warning.’ So the saying goes – but why? This occurs when the weather predominantly comes from the west, as it does in Britain.

A red sky at night means high pressure is moving in from the west and the next day will be sunny. A red sky in the morning signals that high pressure has already moved east, giving way to low pressure with wet and windy weather – necessitating that shepherd’s warning… More at Country Life.

“Dad, why is the sky red?” Now you can answer…

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