After sunshine and soaring temperatures brought a taste of spring to Clydebank, the weather was set to get even more weird tonight.

Forecasters said a change to wet and windy weather might produce what is known as "blood rain" - when Saharan dust blown north on the warm winds mixes with the rain.

This tints the colour of surfaces upon which it falls with a reddish or orange glow.

The dust, blown 2,000 miles from Africa, is expected to stain house windows and car windscreens across the country, according to forecasters.

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The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Blood rain is expected on Thursday night as Saharan dust stains house windows and car windscreens orange.”

Met Office forecaster Sophie Yeomans said the dust from north Africa has reached as far as north Scotland.

She added: “There is potential for dust on cars from Thursday’s showers in Scotland.”

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