The Met Office has said that an Atlantic hurricane mixed with freezing Arctic air is to hit the UK which will bring wind heavy rain, hail and thunder.
The jet stream will bring the cyclonic storm which will pick up pace once it hits the tropical and Arctic air following the remains of Hurricane Nicole which hit the US last week.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said, “We need to look right across the other side of the Atlantic.
“Nicole will transition into a deep area of low pressure and bring a lot of wet and windy weather to the eastern coast of the United States and up towards Canada.
“At the same time, we have an active winter storm drawing in some very cold air.
“It’s the contrast between the warm tropical air and the cold air trying to pile south from the Arctic that will power the jet stream.
“It will invigorate the jet stream and power it down across the Atlantic through the weekend and that changes things for us as we go into next week.”
Deakin added, “The jet stream will pick up areas of low pressure, intensifying them and spreading them towards the UK.
“How far they get across the Atlantic is the big question mark for next week because they are still bumping up against that area of high pressure which is still sitting across the Continent acting like a block.
“This is the scrap that we need to keep an eye on next week.”
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