Summer is set to make a late appearance with 30C temperatures

Hurricane Ida blows in a HEATWAVE: Summer is set to make a late appearance with 30C temperatures as remnants of mega storm cross the Atlantic next week (just as school holidays finish)

  • Hurricane Ida which battered US has impacted weather systems across Atlantic
  • The storm will draw up ‘a lot of warmth and rain’ and UK could see 86F next week
  • Met Office warns while temperatures may rise, there may also be thunderstorms

Summer is set to make a late appearance as Hurricane Ida could blow a mini heatwave across some parts of Britain just in time for the school holidays to finish. 

The tropical storm which has devastated parts of the US has impacted conditions across the Atlantic which mean the UK could see temperatures as high as 77F in the coming days.

The Met Office says the tropical weather system means there is some uncertainty but temperatures are set to increase from Monday and peak on Wednesday before cooling off toward the end of the week. 

At the height of the mini heatwave, much of the country is expected to be bathed in highs of 86F with low 80s throughout. 

Summer is set to make a late appearance for Brits this month as Hurricane Ida could blow a mini heatwave across large parts of the UK just in time for school holidays to finish (file photo)

Pictured: Homes damaged from remnants of Hurricane Ida on Josephine Lane in New Jersey

Saturday is expected to be dry and bright for most of the UK with some drizzles in the north in the evening and heading into Sunday.

The Met Office has said next week will be ‘less settled’ and added: ‘Temperatures are likely to trend warmer than average across all parts, perhaps becoming very warm at times across sunnier parts of the east.’

It comes as parts of the US continue to be battered by Hurricane Ida which has left a devastating trail of destruction in large parts of the country.

Ida was the fifth-most powerful storm to strike the US when it hit Louisiana on Sunday with maximum winds of 150 mph, likely causing tens of billions of dollars in flood, wind and other damage, including to the electrical grid.

The storm’s remnants dropped devastating rainfall across parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, killing at least 22 people and causing significant disruption to major population centres.

More than one million homes and businesses in Louisiana and Mississippi remained without power after Ida toppled a major transmission tower and knocked out thousands of miles of lines and hundreds of substations.

Somerset Patriots’ ballpark was entirely flooded in Bound Brook, New Jersey, on Thursday

New Orleans was plunged into total darkness; power began returning to parts of the city on Wednesday.

The White House says Mr Biden has been getting regular updates on the storm and its aftermath.

He has held several conference calls with governors and local officials to discuss preparations and needs after the storm, and has received briefings from Fema Administrator Deanne Criswell.

Fema had sent tons of supplies, including generators, tarps and other materials to the region before the storm, and federal response teams are working on search and rescue.

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