Summer lovin'... Hurricane Gert to make Manchester sizzle once more

Marsha Scott
August 22, 2017

If you had outdoor plans for this weekend, you may want to rethink them.

Met Éireann has a status yellow weather warning in place nationwide for rainfall on Thursday and Friday.

Remains of the former tropical storm will push very humid air across Britain with a chance of heavy rain in the north and west, according to forecasters.

The 1,000-mile wide Hurricane Gert is now sitting in the middle of the Atlantic, and is expected to drag warm currents from the Caribbean up to the UK.

The unsettled and changeable weather has already been evident so far this week with a mix of heavy downpours and strong winds.

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There will be more northwest breezes tomorrow morning but overall there will be a lot of dry weather and sunny spells, although there will be some scattered showers.

In the short-term forecast, this Wednesday is expected to see some high temperatures, with London and the South-East experiencing temperatures of up to 24 degrees.

This evening is set to be blustery, with thundery, heavy showers predicted, which will move from the mid-west into Leinster this afternoon. It will become more humid. The rain will be persistent, Met Eireann reports, with the ongoing risk of spot flooding.

While the UK's Met Office expects weather in the North of England, Northern Ireland, and Scotland to remain patchy, the South will likely see an upswing in temperatures as a result of Gert.

In any case both Sunday and Monday are forecast wet and windy across the country.

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