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Wet and windy weather returns after the sunshine

The UK could be hit by the remnants of Hurricane Joaquin at the weekend as wet and windy weather returns and temperatures plunge.

High pressure throughout the country last week meant warm weather and clear skies for most - but that will change this week, said forecasters.

Dean Hall, from the Met Office said: "All changes this week with low pressure weather, showers, thunder and breezy in parts. Certainly a contrast to what we have been used to in the last few weeks.

"Showers will continue Monday spreading north but feeling warm in any sunshine despite the wind."

He added: "The wet weather will clear on Wednesday leaving some fine, dry conditions for Thursday and there is the risk of mist, fog and perhaps a bit of frost."

And Mr Hall warned that although it was early to say for sure, the UK could be hit by the back-end of the hurricane at the weekend.

"There's a lot of uncertainty surrounding this weekend with the possibility of Hurricane Joaquin coming in. There's the potential of it being quite wet and windy throughout."

Hurricane Joaquin has hit America, Barbados and Bermuda this week, destroying homes and residences. Rescuers are looking for a US cargo ship with 33 people on-board which went missing during the storm.

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