BRITS are set to enjoy a 24C scorcher this weekend, before Hurricane Humberto brings heavy rain and strong winds to the UK next week.
The Met Office warned that Brits are in the last few days of the Indian summer weather before thunderstorms and a cold front descends.
Category 3 Hurricane Humberto is currently in the Atlantic and the Met Office has said the storm’s current path will bring misery to the UK.
Brits are enjoying the last of the summer sunshine this week with temperatures remaining in the 20s, but by next week the UK weather forecast will become more unsettled.
Forecasters said there would be a chilly start to the day today with a little mist or fog, before sunshine spreads across the country.
Friday will be another settled day with plenty of warm sunshine across the UK.
Temperatures are expected to peak at 24C in London on Saturday, according to the Met Office.
Parts of the South West will see some heavy rain and potential thunderstorms later on Saturday, and by Sunday the rest of the country should see isolated showers.
Even though Hurricane Humberto will no longer be categorised as a hurricane by the time it reaches the UK, but it will still impact the forecast.
A Met Office spokesman told The Sun Online: “With the hurricane it will become more modified by the time it reaches us.
“We are in for a wet wrath of it when it arrives.
“We will have some rain over the weekend, but the remnants of the hurricane will come on Monday.
“It will bring cloud, rain and wind, but nothing too severe at the moment.
“It may be something that will require a weather warning a later time.
“The West and South West will get the brunt of it. There will be clouds and a lot of rain before it will then spread to most parts of the UK like Northern Ireland and Scotland.”
He added that it is too early to tell how much rain and wind is set to be unleashed next week.
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Met Office spokeswoman Nicola Maxey added: “Temperatures will rise day on day through the week with Saturday expected to be the warmest day of this spell of weather.
“We could see temperatures widely in the low 20Cs although parts of the country could even reach 27C as warm air is pulled in from the south.
“However there is going to be a change in the weather from Sunday when we move to a more unsettled, mobile pattern as low pressure starts to come in off the Atlantic.
“Some of the energy associated with ex-Tropical Storm Humberto could get caught up in this after the weekend bringing heavier rain and stronger winds.
“We will also see temperatures return to the high teens which is closer to normal for the time of year.”
Monday will be a dry start for most and in the West there will be cloud, rain and strengthening winds.
Unsettled weather will blow through this week bringing spells of rain and potential gales in the West and North.
She also said this weekend will signal a transition between summer and autumn.
Ms Maxey said: “Next week is looking much more unsettled. There is a definite autumnal feel with the sunny days but you are also getting the colder nights.
“But it’s not unusual to have warm spells in autumn.”
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