Storm Lorenzo: England awakes to beautiful sunrise

Sunrise over Gorey Castle Image copyright BBC Weather Watchers/Steve
Image caption BBC Weather Watcher Steve captured the sunrise over Gorey Castle in Jersey

Swathes of England awoke to a stunning sunrise this morning thanks in part to ex-Hurricane Lorenzo.

Social media was awash with pictures of colourful skies, some of which can be seen below.

BBC weather forecaster Billy Payne said the remains of the former hurricane had brought in high-level cloud from the west which combined with the low sun to produce the views.

He said it was a chilly start, with -1.9C recorded in Northumberland.

Some parts of the home counties also neared sub-zero temperatures.

View of beach in Hastings Image copyright Andy Jenner
Image caption Andy Jenner was out early at Hastings to capture this view
Sunrise over fields Image copyright @Dkeen
Image caption Twitter user Dan said he just had to stop on his way to work to get this picture near Alconbury, Cambridgeshire
Sunrise over Image copyright @dkeen
Image caption Dan was one of many using #sunrise this morning
Wind turbines in Cudworth Image copyright BBC Weather Watchers/Phototom
Image caption BBC Weather Watcher Phototom took this picture of wind turbines at Cudworth in South Yorkshire
Mist and sun over trees at Elterwater Image copyright BBC Weather Watchers/Heartbeat
Image caption This was the view at Elterwater in the Lake District as caught by BBC Weather Watcher Heartbeat
Sea breaks under sun Image copyright BBC Weather Watchers/Kev
Image caption BBC Weather Watcher Kev from New Marske got this stunning picture down at Redcar on the North East coast
View of sunrise over fields with morning mist Image copyright Angelika Smith
Image caption Angelika Smith said it was a chilly 2C when she took this picture at Churchover near Rugby at about 07:00 BST
Tree with sunrise Image copyright Angelika Smith
Image caption She said it was "crunchy" underfoot
Sunrise in Birmingham
Image caption BBC reporter Duncan Leatherdale snapped this shot in Birmingham
Sun rises over houses in Harleston Image copyright BBC Weather Watchers/Flamingo
Image caption It was 3C when BBC Weather Watcher Flamingo took this picture in Harleston in Norfolk
Purple clouds over sea at Perranporth Image copyright Ian Jepson
Image caption Fisherman Ian Jepson captured this view off the coast of Perranporth in Cornwall
Clouds over Didsbury
Image caption This was the view over Didsbury in Manchester as captured by BBC reporter Tom Mullen
Sunrise over Oxford
Image caption BBC reporter Michael Race caught the sunrise in Oxford
Colourful skies over a river Image copyright Sheepio
Image caption Twitter user Sheepio snapped this shot over the River Wyre in Lancashire
Sunrise over harbour Image copyright Sonia Webb
Image caption This was the view at Ryde on the Isle of Wight as caught by Sonia Webb

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