UK weather latest: Remnants of Hurricane Humberto to batter UK with wind and rain after days of glorious sunshine

Rebecca Speare-Cole
Hurricane Humberto strengthened to a major Category 3 storm on September 17. It will weaken over the next week before remnants hit the UK: AFP/Getty Images

The remnants of Hurricane Humberto are set to batter the UK with wind and rain after days of glorious sunshine.

Forecasters say the storm, which is moving in from over the Atlantic, will hit the country on Tuesday with wet and windy conditions that are set to continue all week.

The drizzly weather will arrive after temperatures soar this weekend, according to the Met Office.

The mercury expected hit 26C on Saturday in the southeast for the second weekend running.

Wind and rain will hit on Tuesday when remnants of Humberto barrel into the UK (PA)

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said Humberto is going to bring in "spells of wet and windy weather next week".

"The storm is going to weaken significantly as it crosses the Atlantic and will no longer be a hurricane," he said.

"But at the moment it is looking like wet and windy conditions will barrel into the UK late on Monday or early on Tuesday."

The wet weather will bring an end to days of Indian summer conditions (PA)

Mr Claydon explained that details of exactly where the impacts will be felt will become clearer nearer to the time, but the storm will "move through fairly quickly".

After it passes, there will be a continued pattern of unsettled weather across the whole country for the rest of the week, he added.

"So it will be quite a different picture throughout next week from what we've seen this week," Mr Claydon said.

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While brighter, sunny spells will continue through this week, Mr Claydon said Saturday is going to be the warmest day in the southeast.

"We'll see lots of sunshine and a chance that temperatures will rise to 26C," he added.

"But Sunday is when we are going to see the change with a current of rain moving in from the east."

"And Monday is looking dryer and slightly calmer before wind and rain moves in on Tuesday."

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