Hurricane Bertha is set to give the UK high wind and plenty of rain the met office has confirmed.
It is expected to downgrade to a post-tropical storm, but could bring with it torrential rains and strong winds. According to the National Hurricane Centre in the US, it is expected to grow in size before becoming a post-tropical cyclone with winds of up to 73mph, reaching Ireland on Saturday night.
According to the Met Office the UK is to feel the hurricane with high winds and plenty of flash floods. In a blog post on its website, the Met Office continued: “In terms of timing, there’s also a spread of possibilities – but it looks likely that the earliest Bertha would affect the UK would be on Sunday or into the start of next week.”