Met Office gives verdict on 500-mile storm after ‘hurricane remnants’ warning

The Met Office has responded to reports of an ex-hurricane heading towards Britain after they warned more wet weather was on the way.

A 500-mile tropical storm is currently in the Atlantic, with the tail end set to drench the UK towards the end of the week.

Meteorologists warned there was still a “lot of uncertainty” as to what kind of conditions it will bring, but that it will likely be an “ex-hurricane” by the time it reaches the UK.

Speaking to the Daily Star on Sunday, John Hammond of weathertrending, said: “The jet stream will keep powering in from the Atlantic, ensuring a supply of rain-bearing weather systems.

“More rain could arrive through the weekend. This may have remnants of an ex-hurricane entrained within it.”

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Speaking to, Kathryn Chalk from the Met Office said: “I imagine [Mr Hammond] is referring to a system that is currently out in the Atlantic which could develop into a tropical storm and could come into the mid-latitudes by Friday.

“Given how far it is away, there is a lot of uncertainty, though this could bring a further area of low pressure for next weekend.

“It won’t be a hurricane if/when it reaches the UK as they are tropical features which require sea temperatures much higher than those around the UK and instead can be classified as ‘ex-hurricanes’ or ‘extra-tropical cyclones’ if we are affected by them.

“Ex-hurricanes and tropical storms merging into the North Atlantic low pressures systems is not that unusual.”

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It has been a wet July for Brits following a heatwave in June that saw high temperatures across the UK.

But more rain is on the way, with Monday marking the start of another 10 days of rain, according to reports.

Meteorologist Phil Morrish said that there is going to be a period of wind and showers before the outlook starts to improve towards the end of the month and could lead to temperatures reaching 30C in August.

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