Tropical Storm Lane strengthens overnight

Subtropical storm Ernesto engulfed by wildfire smoke on August 16

While the storm "has likely reached its peak intensity", it should be able to "maintain its intensity due in part to its expected fast forward speed over the North Atlantic", warned the NHC.

And forecasters say that Leeds will see the majority of the bad weather on Sunday, with rain predicted for the majority of the day.

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

It is now wrapped in areas of smoke, which have been transported by upper atmospheric winds from the wildfires in western U.S. and Canada.

Up to a centimetre of rain could fall in Ireland and central and southern Scotland overnight.

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"We have the winds picking up through Friday, hails on the north-western coast transferring to the north of the mainland of Scotland and the northern Isles".

A southwards shift in the jet stream has allowed low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash cooler and wetter weather across the UK.

Similar to Hurricane Hector over a week ago, which passed south of the Big Island with minimal impacts, Tropical Storm Lane may make a run at Hawai'i next week.

This will then turn heavier and more persistent through the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of around 20 °C.

Temperatures are forecast to remain in the teens and mid-20Cs this weekend, a far cry from the hottest spell since the summer since 1976 baked Britain in July. It is also set to be warm and humid throughout the region on Monday.

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