UK set for blazing temperatures as Hurricane Dorian triggers week-long heatwave

The UK is set for an Indian summer with temperatures creeping towards the high twenties because of Hurricane Dorian.

For the past two weeks the tropical cyclone has been wreaking destruction in the north western Bahamas, causing fatalities, untold damage and making 70,000 people homeless.

Until today, the tail end of Dorian has brought strong winds and rain to the north, with the remnants of Tropical Storm Gabrielle delivering buffeting conditions from further up the US.

The two weather system will now combine forces to suck hot air north.

The Met Office predicts the twin tempests will bring tropical air towards the UK, allowing temperatures to rise from highs of 18C recorded earlier in the week to 23C tomorrow.

By Sunday the mercury will hit 25C, with the Weather Outlook predicting things will reach a positively balmy 26C.

Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “It turns warmer and humid as the remnants of Dorian and Gabrielle feed tropical air to the UK.

“It turns warmer still at the weekend and early next week with high pressure, with 25C possible in the South.”

The warm weather will last until at least the middle of next week.

The Weather Outlook forecaster Brian Gaze said: “Sunny weather is forecast to see highs up to 26C.

“High pressure is expected to bring a southerly feed."

Most places across the country are due dry skies and long spells of sunshine from Friday.

Temperatures are expected to peak on Sunday and Monday.

The good weather is not likely to blow over too soon.

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