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Britain is being invaded by swarms of flying ants so large they can be seen from space

Britain is being invaded by swarms of flying ants so large they can be seen from space

Britain is being invaded by swarms of flying ants so large they can be seen from space.

Weather experts were shocked when a satellite image showed a hoard of insects spreading 350 miles over the South coast of England and the plague of pests was s large that the Met Office mistook them for rain clouds.

BBC Weather presenter and meteorologist Simon King wrote on Twitter alongside a video of the radar readings: "Flying ants!!! Swarms of them flying into the sky in S Eng are being picked up as rain on the radar image this morning...!"

A Met Office spokesperson said the ants showed up on their image as a showers of rain because "the radar thinks the beams are hitting raindrops not ants".