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Met Office says Atlantic hurricane could ‘bring heatwave to Britain’ next week

THE Met Office has predicted Britain could be blasted with another heatwave next if there is a hurricane in the Atlantic next week.

Britain may be treated to highs of 27C next week after a disturbance was spotted in the Atlantic.

And if it does happen, the Met Office says it could disrupt the jet stream, which could result in a spell of hot weather.

If correct, the south is expected to reach a sticky 27C despite unsettled weather expected for the weekend.

Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “If there is a hurricane in the Atlantic then theoretically that could disrupt the jet stream and bring a warm spell.

“Having said that, we’re definitely not expecting any heatwaves from this disturbance next week.

“There will be some warm air in the south next week but that’ll have nothing to do with the jet-stream. Early August is actually looking pretty unsettled at the moment.”

The hope of sunshine comes after biblical floods ravished Yorkshire with a month’s rainfall in just four hours.

Some homes were left under a metre of water by the time the storm passed.

“If there is a hurricane in the Atlantic then theoretically that could disrupt the jet stream and bring a warm spell”

Helen Roberts

The Met Office has issued a ‘severe’ yellow weather warning for rain for the entire north of England until the end of today.

In Derbyshire, an entire town was evacuated after danger to life flood warnings warned of the safety risk of Toddbrook Reservoir.

It is said the water level of the River Goyt could “rise rapidly” and Derbyshire Police have advised people to head for Chapel High School.

Confirming a bleak out look, Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said: “There’s low pressure that’s dominated coming up from the South West and that’s helping to generate these showers.

“There’s going to be no return of the extreme heat seen last week for a while – while things are going to improve over Thursday and Friday they are going to turn unsettled again during the weekend.

“Showers are expected across the UK, with the South expected to see sticky, humid conditions with temperatures peaking at 27C (80.6F).

“When the sun comes out it could become quite warm in the South – nothing like last week but still a few degrees above average.”

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