Remnants of Storm Ernesto poised to soak parts of UK

Christopher Davidson
August 17, 2018

It's on course to reach Ireland by Saturday night.

Northern England, parts or Ireland and southern Scotland are all most likely to feel the brunt of the heavy storm.

Subtropical Storm Ernesto has recently formed over the north Atlantic and it's set to reach Ireland by Saturday night.

It is now poised in the mid-Atlantic after forming near Newfoundland in the middle of the week. Belfast is forecasted for a peak temperature of 19C.

Met Office forecaster Bonnie Diamond said no severe weather warnings have been issued in connection with the effects of Storm Ernesto.

She said: "There is a bit of uncertainty on Saturday because of Tropical Storm Ernesto".

Unusually, the storm is also expected to deliver warm and humid conditions in the south-east of England, according to meteorologists.

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Bad weather is set to arrive in the country in the early hours of Sunday morning, but will only hit certain areas.

We can expect heavy downpours and lots of humidity.

'Ex-Ernesto will then merge with an Atlantic low pressure system.

Some rain, mist and low cloud will develop in the morning, but it's set to be brighter during the afternoon and evening in most places, with some sunny spells developing. This will then bring heavy rain and strong winds to the north-east this weekend'.

Looking ahead to next week, however, warmer weather is expected to return throughout the United Kingdom, sending temperatures rising above average into the high 20 and 30Cs.

Friday in the south is set to be generally dry, although warm, humid and often rather cloudy.

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