Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

James Marshall
August 17, 2018

Subtropical Storm Ernesto looks set to bring wet and windy weather to parts of the United Kingdom this weekend, as it makes its way over the Atlantic.

Storm Ernesto is now moving east across the ocean and is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone by later today or tomorrow.

In the Central Atlantic, Subtropical Storm Ernesto has changed little with 40 miles per hour winds just keeping it at storm status.

Meanwhile, conditions are forecast to be drier, brighter and sunnier in southern regions with temperatures in the high 20Cs.

However, there is some uncertainty over the path the former storm will take.

Bad weather is set to arrive in the country in the early hours of Sunday morning, but will only hit certain areas.

However, the south of England is not now set to be impacted by the storm.

"But by the time it arrives it won't be a storm anymore and we don't have any warnings in place at the moment".

'Ex-Ernesto will then merge with an Atlantic low pressure system. This will then bring heavy rain and strong winds to the north-east this weekend'.

"Temperatures will feel noticeably fresher as a flow of cooler, north-westerly air is introduced".

"As the front passes it will bring cloud and moderate to heavy rainfall to the British Isles, becoming patchier as it crosses".

'It is expected to track north eastward towards the UK.

Saturday afternoon should be grand because it's set to be "rather cloudy and misty generally, with some patches of drizzle scattered about, these mainly over Ulster and parts of north Connacht".

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