UK weather: October is set to start off VERY wet and windy

Brits should brace for a wet and windy start to October (Rex)

The UK is set for a wet and windy start to October, bringing an end to the more pleasant autumnal weather of the past week.

Foggy nights and pleasant sunshine – and a more unsettled spell of weather looks likely for this weekend and the start of next week, according to the Met Office.

The forecasters said the remnants of Hurricane Maria are to blame for the weather change, although it will be “very different from those experienced in the Caribbean”.

Rain, rain and more rain is set to hit the UK this weekend (Met Office)

However, Brits can expect wind and rain in many areas later this weekend and into next week.

Meteorologists have been monitoring the progression of Hurricanes Maria and Lee in the Atlantic and any likely impact they may have on UK weather.

Forecasters said that by the weekend these systems will have drifted away from the tropics, and as they lose connection with warmer tropical waters they will lose this source of energy and weaken rapidly as a result, adding that the waters in our latitudes of the North Atlantic are far too cool to sustain an actual hurricane.

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Steve Ramsdale, chief operational meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “The remnants of tropical systems are likely to impact our weather towards the end of the weekend and into the beginning of next week.

“However, it is important to say that any weather impacts will be very different from those experienced in the Caribbean.

“The track of these systems and how they may interact with another area of low pressure in the Atlantic is uncertain – there may end up being one large area of low pressure or several separate systems.

The weather brings a dramatic end to the autumnal sunshine (Rex)

“So at this time, while we can say that many places will see a period of wet and windy weather later this weekend and into next week, we can’t say which areas of the UK will see the wettest or windiest weather.”

He added that western parts of the UK will see the heaviest rainfall and a yellow National Severe Weather Warning has been issued for rainfall for Sunday and Monday.”

So long, summer.