Stormy weather is being forecast to hit the UK in October as a consequence of the hurricane season blowing across the Atlantic and making its presence felt on these shores.
High pressure is expected to ensure that most of the country enjoys a pleasant end to September but, after that, the Met Office is predicting that energy-charged storms will be heading Britain's way due to an abnormally active US hurricane season, the Daily Express reports.
Earlier this month, the US National Hurricane Centre announced the formation in the Atlantic basin of Hurricanes Danielle and Earl.
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Both threatened to hit Britain as ex-tropical storms, but eventually withered in the Atlantic.
But Hurricane Fiona has in the past day wrought havoc across the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico and appears to be heading on a similar eastward track.
Jim Dale, meteorologist for British Weather Services, said: "The storm season is one to watch, and I expect this to start picking up as we get into autumn, so we will be keeping an eye on the Atlantic and hurricane activity.
"After the very calm and dry weather we had during the summer, high pressure is bringing more settled weather through the second half of September in a blocking pattern.
"I am a believer of the balancing effect of the weather and would not be surprised if the storm season became more active after this period of calm."
Exacta Weather’s James Madden added: "Most forecast models are opting for an above-average hurricane season, and we think that this will start to impact the UK throughout October and into November.
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"Such an active period could bring the potential for several named storms to strike Britain.
"A number of these will be ex-hurricanes that have become large-scale low-pressure systems by the time they arrive on our shores.
"However, the remainder of the month, particularly in the final third, hints at a reversion to cooler, wetter and windier weather for many as high pressure is nudged away and replaced by low pressure."
In the meantime, Britons can look forward to at least another week of dry, settled but chilly weather, with Mr Dale adding: "With clear overnight skies, radiation will bring a rapid cooling of the ground.
"This will lead to some dewy mornings and in Scotland, and the glens, there is the risk of temperatures falling to freezing, and this will bring the risk of frost."
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