Storm Ernesto is heading our way with torrential rain this weekend

Tropical Storm Lane

LIVE #Lane update and weekend weather forecast with Meteorologist Malika Dudley for all the updates on Tropical Storm Lane.

According to the Met Office, Storm Ernesto will no longer be classified as a storm when it arrives in the United Kingdom, as it is expected to have lost some of its power by the time it reaches the country, but it will still bring with it heavy rain and strong winds.

Maximum sustained wind speed is 60 miles per hour with gusts to 70 miles per hour.

Though there's to be sunshine over parts of Munster and Leinster during Saturday day time, Met Éireann has said that heavy rain "will develop later in the day along the Atlantic Seaboard and will become widespread early Saturday night".

Moderate to heavy rainfall will move into western Ireland on Saturday afternoon, and spread into Scotland, Wales and northern England on Sunday morning. The developing hurricane is forecast to move west of 140º west into the Central Pacific by Sunday morning.

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'Ex-Ernesto will then merge with an Atlantic low pressure system.

BBC forecaster Simon King said: "Into the weekend, we have got this area of low pressure, a tropical storm is actually going to move its way in across the United Kingdom, particularly through Saturday night into Sunday".

The warning is valid from Saturday evening on.


"We are talking about temperatures in the high 20s that are a possibility for Tuesday and Wednesday next week".

The south and east of England are set to see some brighter spells and feel warm and humid on Sunday.

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