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UK weather Hurricane Gert could save Britains summer with blast of warm Caribbean

first_imgHe said: “At the moment we might see a bit of a North-South split developing.”The wet and windy weather will most likely be to the north and west of the UK, so Scotland, Northern Ireland, north west England and North Wales will have a wet and windy weekend.”Nothing severe is expected but given this August so far, it’s just a bit disappointing, since the kids have broken up, it’s turned a bit more unsettled.”Temperatures in those regions will likely remain around 18C (64.4F) to 19C (66.2F) on Sunday and Monday, while higher ground in parts of western Scotland and north-western England could see up to 25mm of rain – or a third of a month’s rainfall – in a few hours. Hurricane Gert, the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, is currently off the eastern coast of the US and north of Bermuda.It is expected to track eastwards before losing strength and being absorbed into a low pressure system.After weeks of unsettled weather across most of Britain, the low pressure system is set to bring more summery conditions for central and southern Britain from Sunday. Temperatures in the south east could reach 27C (80.6 F) on Monday.It is expected to move eastwards and become a low pressure system with its centre somewhere between Iceland and northern Scotland, Met Office forecaster Luke Miall said. Hurricane Gert is pictured in the Atlantic off the US eastern coast in this satellite image taken on TuesdayCredit:AFP/Getty Hurricane Gert is pictured in the Atlantic off the US eastern coast in this satellite image taken on Tuesday Show more center_img In the south and east of England, Mr Miall said: “If we get up to 26C (78.8F) or 27C (80.6F) on Monday that will make it the warmest day of August.”He added there was some uncertainty about where the UK will be split by the weather because it is dependent on whether the hurricane’s remains track further south, meaning the rain could reach parts of the Midlands, or further north, extending the warmer patches.The weather is likely to be more settled by midweek but it is unclear what to expect over the August bank holiday. Mr Miall said: “It will turn cooler and fresher by Wednesday. It will still feel pleasant in the sunshine. It’s very uncertain, once this system comes through we will have a lot more confidence about how things will play out.” Hurricane Gert could help to salvage summer for parts of Britain, as it is predicted to bring a dose of warm Caribbean air.The remnants of the storm that is moving across the Atlantic towards the UK are expected to bring an extreme split in weather.Areas south and east of the depression are due to receive a blast of warm air with warm and sunny conditions.However, others will be left battling strong winds and heavy rain. The Met Office said the tail-end of the hurricane is likely to unleash a bout of bad weather in northern and western areas on Sunday.Northern regions are forecast to see heavy rain and gales as a lowpressure system moves in. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more