OBSERVERS have been treated to spectacular scenes in the skies above Dorset this autumn as the sun sets.

Last Friday in particular the skies were ablaze with colour for a stunning sunset.

Fortunately, Bridport News readers were ready with their camera to capture the fiery skies.

Helen Roberts, a meteorologist from the Met Office said sunsets can be particularly colourful in the lead up to winter.

She added: “We do often get good sunsets at this time of the year.

“There are a few different reasons why.

“It is a combination of the angle of the sun, the cloud type, the amount of cloud, as well as the particles high up in the troposphere."

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