Tropical Storm Florence is threatening to hit the UK with gusts of up to 65mph.
The storm sweeping the Atlantic may be about to bring dramatic changes to the current humid temperatures with spells of very wet and windy weather for Western Europe.
Florence is this year’s latest tropical storm and is moving in a north-northwesterly direction towards the US East Coast.
It could even strengthen into a hurricane next week as it travels over warmer waters.
Potent remnants of Florence could be absorbed by the jet stream and pushed towards Britain around mid September.
Dr. Claire Kennedy-Edwards, senior meteorologist of The Weather Channel, said Some forecast models are favouring a more westward track for Tropical Storm Florence, which could impact north-eastern areas of the US.
However, others show the storm re-curving around the subtropical ridge as the remnants of Florence get entrained into the jet stream.
Latest model runs show a variety of downstream effects for Western Europe.
Today (Wednesday) England and Wales will be mostly dry with sunny spells but there is the chance of some heavy showers in the far south-east during the morning. A bright start in eastern Scotland but showery rain will spread across Scotland and Northern Ireland, some heavy later. Most places will just see a gentle breeze..
Tonight (Wednesday night) Heavy showers over Scotland during the evening will become more light and patchy into the early hours, mainly affecting the Western and Northern Isles. Showers will also move south-eastwards from Northern Ireland into Wales and north-west England by morning. Largely clear elsewhere. Gentle winds.
UK Outlook (Thursday and Friday) It will be unsettled and windy on Thursday with some showers or longer outbreaks of rain, especially for northern England, Northern Ireland, and much of Scotland. Some of these showers may be thundery in nature. There will be rain for many parts on Friday, heavy in the north. Sunshine will be limited. Less windy.
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