I was woken up at 6.30am by my son who wanted to tell me that the sky was all orange. “Yes, we call that sunrise” I mumbled as I rolled over.
“No, I think it might be the end of the world… or a dust storm.”
So I decided to get up and have a look (after all, I’d hate to sleep through the end of the world). And what do you know, the sky really was orange.
Further research (thanks, Google) tells me that this is a once in a decade dust storm that has brought Sydney to a standstill.
I can imagine that there is already chaos in Sydney with the airport and city traffic obviously affected by the low visibility. Here in Newcastle it will probably be just starting to have an effect now. I know my kids are already trying to work out whether it will get them a day off school.
Is the sky orange where you are?