The British could see another heat wave next week if the aftermath of Hurricane Ida spills across the Atlantic – but thunderstorms will come
The terrible hurricane won’t hit Britain, but its remains have the power to manipulate our weather in days to come.
The devastating tropical storm caused New York to declare its first flood emergency.
It comes after Americans were inundated by a devastating flood of rain that saw New York City‘s first ever flood emergency declared as it wreaked havoc across the country.
now Hurricane Ida is expected to bring “wetter and warmer” weather across the UK next week as the weather system controls the jet stream.
A satellite image of Hurricane Ida over the Gulf of Mexico
At the beginning of autumn, a final heat surge will sweep the country, with highs of 25 ° C for the next two days, according to the Met Office.
That comes after at least nine people died after Storm Ida dumped rain on parts of the east coast of the United States for a month. Both Newark Airport and the New York Subway have ceased traffic as at least nine people are reported to have died.
Conditions will be “largely dry on Friday and Saturday, before likely becoming less settled on Sunday with showers and possibly longer periods of rain”.
Ida’s influence has a little break in Jet streamwhich allows low pressure to enter near Britain while warm air is drawn in from the south.
But that creates the perfect storm for rain as well as high temperatures for the next week, as “more rain and wind” is expected this month than in August.
Come from Continental Europe is a “plume of moist, warm air that is likely to bring heavy showers with the potential for thunderstorms,” said Met forecasters.
Since the weather will be less calm from Sunday, “longer periods of rain” are expected later in the week – especially in the west.
But the mercury will still hit 26 ° C in London on Monday as more sunshine shows up later.
Met meteorologists Alex Deakin explains, “The remains of Hurricane Ida will attract a lot of heat and rain.
“The energetic system from the tropics will drive the jet stream northwards, which will then dive down.”
He said: “Warmth will come next week,” while the next few days will be cooler than average.
Met meteorologist Alex Deakin
But there is one more thing:
“Strong signal that there will be a temperature jump next week”
However, with a few thunderstorms.
According to the Met, “there is a chance that some of the rain could be heavy at times, with the risk of some thunderstorms interfering”.
The low pressure will “give the month a more autumnal feel than in previous years,” said Met forecasters Alex Burkill added.
The forecasts are still plagued by uncertainty, however, as “the weather pattern for the North Atlantic and Europe is subject to Atlantic hurricane activity for the next few weeks,” said BBC Weather.
That comes after Extinction Rebellion has started a two-week series of climate protests in London Activists are calling for the UK government to stop new investments in fossil fuels. The campaign group expects thousands of people to participate in their “Impossible Rebellion,” which is supposed to “target the roots of the climate and environmental crisis”.
Though this summer was one of the bleakest in years, forecasters say it will likely be in the top 10 warmest on record for the country.
The news is likely to surprise many who have given up their vacation abroad to enjoy stays due to uncertainty about the UK’s traffic light system.
Parts of the UK experienced large amounts of rainfall throughout the year, including within the City of London, which saw its ninth wettest August on record.
According to National Farmers Association, this year’s bad weather caused “significant problems” with the harvests.
A union spokesman said this year’s harvest has been delayed due to the cold spring temperatures.