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Hurricane Gert to bring mixed weather for UK

Southern areas to be warm with northern and western parts seeing wind and rain.

Hurricane Gert is expected to bring warm weather to parts of the UK and leave others battling strong winds and heavy rain.

The remnants of the storm are likely to unleash a bout of bad weather as they hit northern and western areas on Sunday, the Met Office said.

But temperatures in the south east could reach 27C (F) on Monday as the low pressure system draws warm air up from the continent.

Hurricane Gert, the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, is currently north of Bermuda.

It is expected to track eastwards before losing strength and being absorbed into a low pressure system.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “At this stage we are expecting the low pressure mainly to the north west of the UK, bringing stronger winds and outbreaks of rain – which could be heavy at times – across northern and western parts through the latter part of Sunday into Monday.

“But further south east could stay mainly dry, with some warmer temperatures.”

Temperatures between 23C (F) and 25C (F) are expected across much of the south east, where the warm weather could continue into next week.

But Mr Dewhurst said: “There is still a little bit of uncertainty. If the hurricane tracks a little bit further south, that rain will be a bit further south.

“At the same time, if it tracks further north, then the drier, warmer air will be a bit further north too.”

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