Hurricane Helene will reach the UK next week, threatening heavy downpours and soaring temperatures for much of the country.
The hot weather will return as the hurricane, which will be downgraded to a storm by the time it reaches Britain, makes its way through the western parts of the UK on Monday.
BBC Weather forecaster Sarah Keith-Lucas warned strong winds and heavy showers will also be a consequence of the Atlantic hurricane.
She said: “Things get a little bit interesting into the new working weeks.
“This system approaching from the south-west is an ex-hurricane Helene, which is approaching western parts of the UK.
“It may well draw in these strong southerly winds particularly ahead of that storm.
“It also brings some pretty heavy rainfall to northern and western parts of the UK.
“As we see those strong southerly winds starting to build we’ll also have warm air piling in from the south.
“So heading through into Tuesday, those winds really picking up.
“But all the temperatures rise too. It could be the mid 20Cs in the south.”
The Met Office issued two “yellow” alerts on Friday as the storm began creeping towards south-western corners of the UK and the tip of Ireland.
Its warning, in force between 6pm on Monday and midday on Tuesday, said “very strong winds” could pose the risk of “injuries and danger to life” because of flying debris.
Large waves lashing coastal regions also have the potential to harm by propelling “beach material” onto seafronts, the warning said.
Bridges, airports and ferry services in the affected areas face closure if winds grow too violent, while roads and rail routes might also be cut off.
Ireland is expected to endure the worst of the storm, while Wales and the Cornish peninsula will bear its brunt in England.
The storm is likely to die out by Wednesday, the forecaster said.
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