blood rain


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blood rain

[′bləd ‚rān]
(meteorology)
Rain of a reddish color caused by dust particles containing iron oxide that were picked up by the raindrops during descent.
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Earlier this month, Britain was shrouded in a cloud of Saharan dust, known as blood rain, as the temperatures soared.
FORECASTERS say the North East has nothing to fear from smog or blood rain.
And blood rain is rain that has a large amount of red dust in it and we've none of that either.
Blood rain happens when storms in the Sahara whip sand into a fine dust which is then carried for more than 2,000 miles to Britain.
Blood rain is the term used to describe rain mixed with sand from deserts, whereby storms form a fine dust and travel more than 2,000 miles to Britain.
Met Office forecaster Dan Williams said blood rain is normally seen in tropical areas like India, and not in the UK.
There were the tornadoes, fires and blood rain that threatened to turn the people of Chester's Mill into body counts.
Later installments include COSI FAN TUTTI (1996), BLOOD RAIN (1999), MEDUSA (2003), and BACK TO BOLOGNA (2005).
Most famous for his Italian adventures of detective Aurelio Zen, he shocked fans of the series by having the hero blown up in a Mafia car bomb in the final paragraph of Blood Rain two years ago.
I belabour these distinctions only to put into context my response to Michael Dibdin's Blood Rain.
BRITAIN is today bracing itself for a cocktail of smog and blood rain after the hottest temperatures so far this year.
Dia de los Muertos lures victims into the forbidden jungle of El Chupacabra - where blood rains from the sky.