Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

Weather forecast UK: Storm Ernesto to unleash heavy rain this weekend | Daily Star

Remnants of Storm Ernesto poised to soak parts of UK

A subtropical storm called "Ernesto" is forming in the north Atlantic Ocean and its heading our way at speeds of 50mph.

Lane is now forecast to become a hurricane on Friday and could become a major hurricane over the weekend.

As of Thursday morning, Subtropical Storm Ernesto was still well east of Nova Scotia, producing some bands of showers and storms around its center.

Latest weather prediction models show Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland and Northern England will bear the brunt of the Ernesto's final sting before it dissipates. The system should merge with a frontal zone this weekend and bring some wind and rain to the UK.

As far as the weather expected for the weekend is concerned, here's what Met Éireann have said.

It's also set to be breezy, with fresh and gusty south to southwest winds, which will be strong in some coastal areas.

Bad weather is set to arrive in the country in the early hours of Sunday morning, but will only hit certain areas.

Britain has been subjected to "changeable weather" this week with heavy downpours, thunderstorms, strong winds and cooler temperatures dashing hopes of more warmth and sunshine.

Looking ahead to next week, however, warmer weather is expected to return throughout the United Kingdom, sending temperatures rising above average into the high 20 and 30Cs.

Saturday afternoon should be grand because it's set to be "rather cloudy and misty generally, with some patches of drizzle scattered about, these mainly over Ulster and parts of north Connacht".

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