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Preston sky turns pink as strong winds continue to blow in the city

Posted on - 1st February, 2016 - 5:27pm | Author - | Posted in - Photos, Preston News, Preston weather
Paul Melling captured the nacreous clouds in Preston

Paul Melling captured the nacreous clouds in Preston

Prestonians were treated to a rather strange looking sky on Monday evening.

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Wispy pink clouds appeared as strong winds from Storm Henry continue to rip through the city.

Dark clouds, looking like storm clouds, are racing overhead and the pink lights can be seen through the gaps.

The clouds are understood to be nacreous clouds, sometimes called mother-of-pearl clouds. They are rarely seen this far south.

Prestonians have been taking to social media to share their pictures of the clouds as the sun set across Preston.

Amazed by the colours in the sky right now? ☁️ #preston #clouds #rainbow

A photo posted by Roberta Jayne Friar (@bobbiefriar) on

Amazed by the colours in the sky right now? ☁️ #preston #clouds #rainbow

A photo posted by Roberta Jayne Friar (@bobbiefriar) on

What’s going on with the sky tonight? #nofilter #preston #rainbowclouds #stormapproaching

A photo posted by NP (@np_arbo) on

@blog.preston the sky today ?

A photo posted by Shaista ? (@_shaista) on

The sky over Cottam Pic: Sarah Steele

The sky over Cottam Pic: Sarah Steele

Jamie Wood captured these pictures of the clouds

Jamie Wood captured these pictures of the clouds

Have you seen the pink sky? Let us know in the comments below and you can share your pictures with us via @blogpreston on Twitter, emailing contactus@blogpreston.co.uk or inboxing us on Facebook

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