Hurricane to bring hot weather in its tail

Flashback to Brighton beach in July when it looked like sunshine all the way

The weather yesterday in the West Indies

First published in News by , Health reporter

WEATHER forecasters are predicting a hurricane – but don’t worry, it’s set to be a scorcher.

Hurricane Cristobal, which is gathering speed in the Bahamas, is forecast to narrowly miss Britain at the end of the week.

Experts say it will drag an area of high pressure behind it, meaning the cold and wet conditions of the last few weeks are expected to give way to a settled spell bringing back memories of the above-average temperatures of June and July.

Traders are hoping the warmer weather will help encourage more people to get out and about and into Brighton and Hove and around the county, following a disappointing rain-soaked Bank Holiday Monday.

Nick Prebble, forecaster with MeteoGroup, said: “It’s turning nice next week, certainly warmer than it’s been over the last few weeks.

“From Sunday onwards it will start to settle down, with much of the UK seeing quite a lot of dry weather, due to an area of high pressure coming in, from the south west, then becoming stationary over the UK.

“It’s not a completely dry picture. There may be one or two showers, but certainly nothing like the rain we’ve had over the past weeks.

“Temperatures may be in the mid to high 20s Celsius, particularly in the south east, from around midweek, and they may reach as high as 25 (77F) or 26C (79F).

“Pretty much across the UK we will see above average temperatures.

“Unfortunately I don’t think it is going to be too long lasting.

“I think temperatures will be dropping by the following weekend, though they may remain just above average, around the 20C mark, with some rain coming in.

“Hopefully this won’t be the last warm spell. The weather can be nice right into November, so I wouldn’t write it off yet.”

The warm spell is believed to be partly caused by Hurricane Cristobal, which has been sweeping across the Bahamas at 75mph.

The tail end is forecast to hit Europe tomorrow although it is likely to narrowly miss the UK.

However instead of the usual downpours and flash flooding, Cristobel is expected to drag in warmer weather across the country.

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7:09am Sun 31 Aug 14

Valentinian says...

Phew! What a scorcher....any chance of Anna 'the spammer' and Nelly Vowles getting their kit off ( outside the office for a change) and doing a pice down at the Southern Water excrementally enhanced beach.
Phew! What a scorcher....any chance of Anna 'the spammer' and Nelly Vowles getting their kit off ( outside the office for a change) and doing a pice down at the Southern Water excrementally enhanced beach. Valentinian
  • Score: -26

12:14pm Sun 31 Aug 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.
I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 9

12:51pm Sun 31 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

So it's a 'hot air' story.
So it's a 'hot air' story. ok,jared
  • Score: -14

1:36pm Sun 31 Aug 14

BlackRocker says...

. . . and the Met men say there's more to come.
. . . and the Met men say there's more to come. BlackRocker
  • Score: -3

3:43pm Sun 31 Aug 14

dm2888 says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.
They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine?
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.[/p][/quote]They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine? dm2888
  • Score: -5

4:30pm Sun 31 Aug 14

Nikski says...

dm2888 wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.
They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine?
No the sunshine is real but the Bank Hol was last week....
[quote][p][bold]dm2888[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.[/p][/quote]They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine?[/p][/quote]No the sunshine is real but the Bank Hol was last week.... Nikski
  • Score: 7

5:17pm Sun 31 Aug 14

BlackRocker says...

Nikski wrote:
dm2888 wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.
They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine?
No the sunshine is real but the Bank Hol was last week....
I think the dm part of the poster's name must be an abbreviation of dim!
[quote][p][bold]Nikski[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]dm2888[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.[/p][/quote]They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine?[/p][/quote]No the sunshine is real but the Bank Hol was last week....[/p][/quote]I think the dm part of the poster's name must be an abbreviation of dim! BlackRocker
  • Score: 3

6:58pm Sun 31 Aug 14

ok,jared says...

dm2888 wrote:
getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.
They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine?
The report clearly states:

" following a disappointing rain-soaked Bank Holiday Monday. "

This is entirely accurate.
[quote][p][bold]dm2888[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: I'll believe it when I see it as no one seems to get the weather right nowadays.[/p][/quote]They even get it wrong in the article with a 'rain soaked bank holiday' or am I imagining this sunshine?[/p][/quote]The report clearly states: " following a disappointing rain-soaked Bank Holiday Monday. " This is entirely accurate. ok,jared
  • Score: -1

8:11am Mon 1 Sep 14

TROY44 says...

The weather is always nice when the school teachers go back too work Yippiee.

We can enjoy.
The weather is always nice when the school teachers go back too work Yippiee. We can enjoy. TROY44
  • Score: -1

12:40pm Tue 2 Sep 14

Fred'smate says...

Yes, we can barely cope in this sizzling 20 degree heat.
Yes, we can barely cope in this sizzling 20 degree heat. Fred'smate
  • Score: 0
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