Hurricane Humberto is currently churning through the Atlantic Ocean and is expected to reach Bermuda on Wednesday. But the Met Office has confirmed to Express.co.uk the powerful storm’s path will bring the remnants of Humberto to the UK next week. This will influence the fine, summery weather Britons have enjoyed the last few days – and instead bring much wetter conditions.
Met Office meteorologist Nicola Maxey explained the high pressure currently impacting the warm weather in Britain will disappear on Saturday.
A low pressure system will move in from the west on Saturday, bringing “rain, showers and potentially thunder” to the North West.
The South East is forecast to stay “fine and dry” on Saturday with temperatures in the mid-20s.
But on Sunday the low pressure system will move further inland and impact southern parts of the UK as well.
Met Office forecast: Energy from Hurricane Humberto will smash into the UK next week
Ms Maxey told Express.co.uk: “A high pressure is in charge, bringing fine, dry and sunny days.
“The temperatures are warming up day on day, although clear skies make the nights cold.
“In the South East temperatures will reach mid-20s and just slightly below 20C in the rest of the country.”
She added: “On Saturday a low pressure system will move in from the west up north.
Met Office forecast: The purple in the map shows Humberto closing in on the UK
Met Office forecast: Strong winds and heavy rain is forecast next week
“This can bring rain, heavier isolated showers and potentially thunder to the North West.
“The east will hang on to good weather until Sunday, when the low pressure reach this area.”
Next week, Ms Maxey explained, the weather will be much more unsettled.
She said: “The high pressure holds the low pressure system off the coast, but it will move away, allowing low pressure to influence the weather.
Met Office forecast: Humberto will make rain heavier and winds stronger next week
“It will not be cold, but temperatures will turn average for the time of year, about 18C.”
She further said the remnants of Hurricane Humberto will track towards the UK across the Atlantic.
Humberto will not have hurricane status when it reaches the nation, but its powerful energy could impact the weather forecast.
The Met Office forecaster said: “Humberto will track towards the UK, like many hurricanes often do, but across the Atlantic they break down.
Hurricane Humberto map: The storm is currently swirling in the Atlantic
“It will be an ex-tropical storm by the time it nears the UK, but the energy could impact the weather next week.
“The remaining energy from the weather system can make rain heavier and winds stronger.”
It is currently too early to tell how much wind and rain the bareelling storm will bring.
A Met Office spokesman added: “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.”
The Met Office’s weather forecast for Sunday, September 22 to Tuesday, October 1 reads: “After a mostly fine start to the weekend, unsettled weather in the west will probably spread to eastwards to affect most areas on Sunday, with outbreaks of rain, which may be heavy at times.
“With this, winds will strengthen too with the risk of gales in the west and north and it will feel cooler here too.
“Thereafter, as we look ahead into the final week of September changeable weather is likely to dominate for many, with the northwest probably seeing the strongest winds and heaviest rain.”