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Storm Debby - when will it hit the UK this weekend and what's the latest weather forecast?

The i logo The i 10/08/2018 Helen Johnson

smoke coming out of the water © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd Temperatures are set to dip this weekend, with Storm Debby set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to parts of the UK.

A bad weather front is currently making its way over the Atlantic and this weekend's forecast is due to the tail end of the storm.

Where did the storm come from?

Storm Debby - when will it hit the UK this weekend and what's the latest weather forecast? © Press Association Storm Debby - when will it hit the UK this weekend and what's the latest weather forecast? The storm did not reach the US mainland, but instead formed 1,200 miles east of Boston on Tuesday, with winds hitting 60mph.

Much like Storm Chris, which also made its way to the UK over the Atlantic a few weeks ago, the force of Storm Debby is expected to lose some of its power as it crosses the large body of water, but it is still likely to cause some weather disruption to the UK.

a group of people walking down a street holding an umbrella © Provided by Johnston Publishing Ltd What kind of weather should I expect?

Up to 30 millimetres of rain could fall within an hour in certain places in the UK, and there is potential for thunderstorms, lightning, hailstones and winds as strong as 60 miles per hour in some areas. Some transport disruption is expected.

Hail storms and heavy rainfall are expected in the west of the UK throughout today and tomorrow, while most of the country can expect at least some rainfall.

Although the Met Office have said that the east of the UK won't bear the brunt of the watery and windy weather, some rain can be expected there, and the situation is still expected to deteriorate as the weekend goes on.

What are the experts saying?

"Most places will see some sunny spells today, but skies will frequently cloud over and bring the risk of some heavy and perhaps thundery downpours. It will be breezy as the showers pass, but especially windy near the south coast," said the Met Office.

"Any showers gradually clearing, leaving a fine but chilly evening. Through the early hours most places will stay dry, but rain will arrive in southwest England and Wales towards dawn.

"Starting bright but chilly. Breezy and wet weather arriving from the southwest, spreading into the rest of the UK through the day, except perhaps southeast England and the far north.

"Predominantly unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain at times for most areas, and some mainly brief, drier brighter interludes."

How cold will it get?

Temperatures are set to dip this weekend, with Storm Debby set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to parts of the UK. © Getty Temperatures are set to dip this weekend, with Storm Debby set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to parts of the UK. The storm will only briefly disrupt the warmer weather, as forecasters are now predicting a return in warm temperatures which could last well into October.

"For August-October, the probability the UK average temperature will fall into the warmest of our five categories is around 55 per cent," said the Met Office earlier this week.

"The coldest of our five categories is less than five per cent."

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