WATCH: Rare 'fire rainbow' seen above Jersey

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A RARE weather phenomenon has been seen in the skies above Jersey today.

Picture: AL GONCALVES (24920742)

Following a thoroughly wet morning, when the sun finally came out it produced a so-called 'fire rainbow'.

It is created when ice crystals line up in a particular way inside high-level cloud.

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In a tweet, Jersey Met said: 'It's called rainbow fire. They happen in cirrus cloud, which is made of tiny ice crystals. The precise shape and alignment of the crystals determine whether or not we see it.'


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