Hurricane Bertha after-effect to strike Britain

Heavy rain and gale-force winds are set to hit the majority of Britain and Ireland this weekend due to the remnants of Bertha heading in the island’s direction. Forecasters have predicted that today will see a month’s worth of rain in just several hours.

Sadly this puts a stop to a hot summer, but pales in comparison to the stormy weekend that will most likely affect a high percentage of the population.

The hurricane has turned into a post-tropical storm after blustering through the Caribbean in the early part of this week.

The weather forecasters have said chances stand at 60% of it striking the UK and 30% France. In addition it has been said that the South of England will be most at risk, however, all areas should expect to feel the effects at some point during Sunday.The Met Office has given three yellow weather warnings for today and one for this Sunday.

Ms Roberts from the Met Office has stated: “There is the potential for widespread rainfall of 50mm and coastal gusts of up to 60mph.”

This signals the end of a largely sunny and hot summer for Britain as temperatures are expected to dip after this weekend. 

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