Clouds of flying ants were shown swarming across southern England during Good Morning Britain’s weather report this morning.

Weather presenter Laura Tobin highlighted millions of the critters that alerted an incredible ‘flying ant radar’ Cheshire Live reported.

Yesterday the ECHO reported on hundreds of people taking to social media to post about being plagued by flying ants that looked like a scene from a horror movie, with some even saying they had to “run for cover”.

Dubbed 'Flying Ant Day', the summer brings the 'nuptial flight' of ant reproduction, which is the phase when winged ants fly from their colony to start a new one elsewhere.

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This helps to prevent crossbreeding and spread their population, and Flying Ant Day is the day when the majority of these ants can be seen.

Speaking to Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway today, Laura also explained how the swarms were so huge that they were picked up on a weather radar.

She said: "People may have seen lots of flying ants.

"I've actually got a radar to show the flying ants. It looks like rain on the radar, but millions of flying ants are picked up by the radar."


She added: "So a radar works by a signal going out, hitting and rain drop and then coming back to tell you it's raining.

"So the signal went out, hit all of the flying ants and came back."