UK weather forecast: Storm Chris could HALT sizzling heatwave in Britain | Weather | News

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Temperatures in the UK have soared over 30C’s over the last few weeks but the hot conditions could soon come to an end, for a couple of days at least.

The Met Office has warned some weather projections predict the remnants of Storm Chris bringing low pressure and unsettled weather to Britain.

Met Office weather forecaster Aidan McGivern predicted temperatures this weekend could reach 30C again before he warned about the impact of Storm Chris.

He said: “The story of the summer so far has been the Jet Stream has been diverted well to the north of the UK. Taking away with it areas of low pressure.

“But developments on the other side of the pond could disrupt those weather patterns on the vicinity of the UK.

“If we re-run the clock and take a look – this is Tropical Cyclone Chris. Tropical storm at the moment predicted to become a hurricane and move north over the next few days.

“This is the official track from the National Hurricane Centre, it’s a cone and it gets wider with time through Friday and Saturday. Highlighting the uncertainty in Chris’ probably track. This is crucial into the weekend because by this stage, Chris is likely to join the Jet Stream and its remanence are likely to be carried towards the UK.

“Now, those uncertainties mean there are big differences in the forecast for next week. Here’s one projection, showing low pressure here, just to the west of the UK, bringing wind and rain.

“But another projection and Chris is barely there. It’s just an area of rain, but low pressure still close to the UK than we have seen recently. So one common theme emerging for the start of next week is that low pressure will be a little closer and the weather will turn more changeable than we have seen recently.

“That means some much-needed rain for the gardens, but it is too early to call off summer. There will still be some warm sunshine to be had next week, particularly in the south-east.

Storm Chris has now been upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane packing winds of an incredible 105 miles per hour off the American east coast, according to the National Hurricane Centre (NHC).

Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said: “The remnants of Storm Chris could move across the Atlantic and get caught up in different weather systems.

“Much of the week is going to be dry and fine, it will be a bit cooler.

“But towards the end of Sunday and into Monday we are likely to see more changeable weather on the way.

“Things will turn more unsettled, with more average conditions and some rain.”

Hurricane Chris is likely to avoid landfall in America but could make an appearance in Canada later in the week.

Tropical Storm Chris formed off the North Carolina coast on Sunday morning after starting as a Tropical Depression 3.

2018-07-11 07:54:36

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