Britain Set For Bleak Week Of Weather As 'Real Beast' Hurricane Lorenzo Heads Our Way
Anyone who ventured outdoors this weekend will be under no illusion that summer is officially over. Looking pretty bleak, isn't it?
And things don't look to be letting up any time soon; snow is expected in some parts of the north, while weather warnings have been issued for places in the midlands and as if that wasn't enough, Hurricane Lorenzo is headed our way.
The first snow of the year is expected in the high grounds of Scotland this week and frost in sheltered areas as temperatures will drop to -2C in the night. In the south, temperatures aren't expected to top 13C. Brrrr.
For Monday, Yellow weather warnings have been issued for areas in the midlands and Wales, while the same warning has been set for many parts of the south UK for Tuesday.
The warning says that heavy showers are likely with a small chance of flooding.
And then there's Hurricane Lorenzo, one of the strongest ever tropical hurricanes expected to affect Europe.
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Met Office's Alex Burkill said: "Hurriance Lorenzo is tracking north-eastwards across the Atlantic and it could head towards the UK."
On Sunday night, the Met Office reported that the hurricane had strengthened rapidly to become "the strongest hurricane on record this far north and east in the Atlantic region with winds near 160 mph."
Hurricane #Lorenzo strengthened again rapidly in the last 24 hours to become the strongest hurricane on record this far north and east in the Atlantic region with winds near 160 mph. A weakening trend is now expected to set in. pic.twitter.com/NKxVxG1a4W
- Met Office Storms (@metofficestorms) September 29, 2019
While the outlook is very unclear at this stage, it's thought Lorenzo could first hit Azores in Portugal before moving to the UK on Thursday.
Met Office forecaster Steven Keates said: "Lorenzo is a real beast of a storm. It will be one of Europe's strongest ever tropical storms, as the Azores are part of Europe.
"After reaching the Azores on Tuesday, Lorenzo is expected to move to the UK by Thursday - bringing a couple of days with potentially worse conditions than this weekend.
"There are scenarios from gales to storm-force 70mph-plus gusts, but there's uncertainty."
Our advice? Cancel all plans, turn the heating on, and only venture outside for snacks.
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