A FINAL weekend of sunshine kicks off today with a 27C scorcher making it hotter than TURKEY – before Hurricane Humberto unleashes TEN DAYS of misery.
Hurricane Humberto’s remnants, the purple patch of low pressure on the left, can be seen battering Britain in this weather chart for Monday evening[/caption]
Hurricane Humberto is currently churning in the Atlantic off the east coast of North America[/caption]
The remains of Hurricane Humberto will merge with low-pressure systems to give the country a wet and windy shake up next week.
But that will follow a day of glorious sunshine and warmth brought by a plume of hot air swept up from Spain today.
Temperatures across southern parts of the country could hit a sweltering 27C – with highs widely in the 20Cs, according to the Met Office.
Spokeswoman Nicola Maxey said: “Saturday is going to be the warmest day of this spell of fine weather with temperatures in the southeast likely to reach 26C or even higher in some spots.
“Elsewhere we are expecting highs in the 20Cs as warm, dry air is drawn in from the near Continent.
“This is due in part to the jet stream which is quite strong at the moment and is helping to pull warm air in from the south.”
Summer-like sunshine will largely hold out through Saturday before temperatures plunge from Sunday.
Rain will sweep in from the west with strong winds and thunderstorms threatening to usher autumn back in with a bang.
Ms Maxey added: “Saturday will be the last day of the very good weather with low pressure expected to move in later in the weekend as high pressure moves away.
“Winds will start to pick up and we will move into a more unsettled period of weather with outbreaks of rain and some thunder.
“The weather will break down into something more mobile from Sunday and into next week.”
Saturday will be the last day of the very good weather with low pressure expected to move in later in the weekend as high pressure moves away
Temperatures will drop closer to average for the time of year with chilly nights making it feel more seasonal, she added.
The remains of Hurricane Humberto, currently churning the Atlantic off the east coast of America, will help drive the transition, forecasters warn.
A spokesman for The Weather Company said: “More unsettled conditions will move in from the west over the weekend with particularly wet and windy weather expected to start next week as the remnants of Hurricane Humberto are expected to pass to the north-west of Britain.”
Britons should make the most of the few remaining days of fine weather with almost a fortnight of wet and windy weather on the way.
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Exacta Weather’s James Madden said: “Something more changeable and cooler will develop after this settled spell of weather.
“Britons should make the most of the sunshine with the potential for much colder and unsettled conditions through the second half of the month.”
Temperatures in Britain today are likely to beat those in Istanbul – which is forecast to hit a relatively chilly 21C (69.8F).
This map tracks the path of Hurricane Humberto as it reaches the mid-Atlantic on Saturday evening[/caption]
People enjoy the sunny weather in Broadstairs, Kent, on Friday. Temperatures here and elsewhere in the southeast could hit 27C today[/caption]
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