Hurricanes Maria and Lee are on their way to the UK bringing 85mph winds to fog-bound autumn Britain

Mail Online | 9/26/2017 | Isobel Frodsham For Mailonline
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Hurricanes Maria and Lee are on their way to the UK this weekend, forecasters have warned.

Autumn weather is predicted to dominate this week with foggy nights alongside wet and windy spells after last week's 'Indian Summer'.

Met - Office - Maria - Winds - Rain

And now the Met Office has said Maria could move north and bring strong winds and heavy rain.

A weather map by WX Charts has shown 85mph winds heading towards northern Scotland, 65mph winds to northern England and more than 40mph gale-force winds heading towards in the South and Midlands.

Effects - Caribbean - Met - Office

However, the potential effects will be 'far from those experienced in the Caribbean', according to the Met Office.

It will consider whether to issue severe weather warnings and have told people to stay up to date with the forecast.

Hurricanes - Bermuda - Connection - Waters - Source

As the hurricanes, which are currently located near Bermuda, lose connection with warmer tropical waters they lose their source of energy and weaken rapidly as a result.

The forecasters said these systems have decayed to a relatively large extent by the time they enter our latitudes, but their remnants still contain air of tropical origin, which can still exert an influence on the weather in the north-east Atlantic, including the UK.

Meteorologists - Progress - Hurricanes - Lee - Maria

Meteorologists are currently watching the progress of Hurricanes Lee and Maria as they take curved tracks across the North Atlantic.

Both systems are weakening, but even so there is potential for them to impact the weather in the UK, although the extent of this influence is currently uncertain.

Frank - Saunders - Duty - Meteorologist - Met

Frank Saunders, duty chief meteorologist at the Met Office, said: 'Ex-Maria is likely to impact our weather...
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