Met Office says ‘hurricane season’ could soon bring heat back to Britain

The Met Office has said "hurricane season" could bring more scorching spells back to the UK later this year.

However, the national weather agency also said there's a chance this week could be the last hot spell of the year.

Conditions are expected to be pretty glum over the weekend and heading into the Bank Holiday, despite the 40C heatwave currently raging just over the channel in France.

READ MORE: Virgin Media price cut on movies and sport bundle as customers get £150 off bill

Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Steven Keates said parts of the south should feel pleasant on Sunday (August 27), but added: "Showers are never too far away through the weekend."

For Monday (August 28) – which is only a Bank Holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland – Keates said: "[We] will probably see band of showery rain clear from eastern England early in the day, with sunny spells and scattered showers following on for most places.

"There are no signals for significant heat in the current forecast period."

Thankfully there should still be some pleasantness about this week on Thursday (August 24).

Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said highs of 27C can be expected on Thursday, which will be "dry with sunny spells overall in the east and south of the country".

He added: "I wouldn’t rule out it being the last warm spell of the year."

However, hurricane season in the Atlantic will start to pick up later this month and typically peaks in September. This, according to Dewhurst, could bring some heat back.

The Met Office forecaster said: "As we start getting into the active part of the hurricane season, with storms in the Atlantic, this can sometimes bring drier and warmer conditions."

For the latest stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here – and check out the new WTF Wednesdays newsletter for everything brilliantly bizarre!

Source: Read Full Article