The Met has issued a status ‘yellow’ weather warning for Britain as Hurricane Ophelia is set to arrive on Monday.
Experts say that the remnants of the hurricane has the potential to have a high-impact effect on parts of the country.
They said, “On Monday, an Atlantic storm from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia will move northwards close to Britain.
“There is still a high degree of uncertainty regarding the exact track and evolution of the storm. However, storm force winds, heavy rain and high seas are threatened.”
It appears to be taking a very unusual track to get to us. It’ll move northwards between the Azores and the Canary Islands, so it looks like it will reach us at some point on Monday, according to the current guidance.
AA Roadwatch has also issued a warning to motorists for Sunday night and into Monday of next week as Hurricane Ophelia could cause “hazardous driving conditions”.
They said, “The AA is reminding motorists to drive at speeds suitable to the conditions, allow additional distance between themselves and other vehicles and to be aware of vulnerable road-users.
“Stormy conditions are a real danger as not only do gale force winds make maintaining control of the vehicle more difficult, but heavy rainfall can also greatly increase your stopping distance.”