Prepare for sub-tropical Storm Ernesto

Prepare for sub-tropical Storm Ernesto

It was centered about 645 miles (1,035 kilometers) east-southeast of Canada's Cape Race, Newfoundland, and moving northeast at 18 mph (30 kph).

However, Sunderland and the North East looks set to escape the worst.

While there was not a direct hit, the storm system was close enough to generate high surf to some shores.

Northern Ireland, Scotland and western England are all expected to feel the effects of the severe weather, which could potentially be upgraded to a hurricane today.

This new weather system comes just after Hurricane Hector threatened to strike Hawaii, but instead passed south last week with minimal impact.

We are being warned to brace for rain.

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However, heavy rain will develop later in the day along the Atlantic Seaboard and will become widespread early Saturday night.

London could see highs of around 24C this weekend, but Glasgow will be considerably cooler, with highs of around 15C.

Next week, however, hot weather is forecast to return throughout the United Kingdom, sending temperatures rising above average into the high 20 and 30Cs.

Downpours are expected to start overnight, continuing until Sunday, and the National Hurricane Center now predicts wind speeds could reach 40mph.

Sunday night will remain sticky as Ernesto begins to depart, with the tail-end of the storm leaving humid air and wet and windy conditions across the North West.

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