A hurricane in the Atlantic could bring higher temperatures to the UK next week (Image: GETTY)
The Met Office said the hurricane could disrupt the jet stream, a band of strong winds which affect our weather, resulting in higher temperatures for the first week of August. But forecasters say its unlikely another heatwave is on its way, after Britons last week basked in the hottest July day on record. The Met Office said an Atlantic hurricane “could disrupt the jetstream and bring a warm spell” but weather watchers are “definitely not expecting any heatwaves” to be caused by the potential disturbance.
The UK has been hit with unsettled and sometimes stormy weather since last week’s heatwave which saw the temperature linger in the mid-Thirties.
Forecasters predict the unsettled weather will continue next week, with heavy rains, especially in the northwest expected on Monday.
The Army was called in to deal with the aftermath of torrential rains in Yorkshire, which flooded homes and businesses, burst a bridge and caused travel chaos.
On Thursday there were 17 flood warnings in force across England, from Rugby up to the North York Moors.
Rowena Hutchinson in her North Yorkshire home which was devastated by flash floods (Image: PA)
The Army were called in to help clean up the mess left behind by Yorkshire floods (Image: PA)
The Environment Agency said local flooding is also possible due to the thunderstorms and heavy rain.
Three inches of rain fell in North Yorkshire in a day, causing a bridge used in the 2014 Tour de France to be swept away.
The bridge over Cogden Gill on Grinton Moor is due to be on the route of the prestigious UCI World Championships