Britain is due to be hit by the tail-end of up to three hurricanes or tropical storms in the next two months, said AccuWeather, one of the world’s biggest weather forecasters.
Hurricane Irma is hammering Florida today after devastating Caribbean islands, leaving at least three people dead as the storm slams into Key West.
The Met Office said Britain won’t be battered by weather as severe as that which is slamming the US and Caribbean, but could face winds of up to 70mph this week.
Forecaster Helen Roberts told MailOnline: ‘We have often got the remnants of hurricanes coming across the Atlantic to the UK.
‘But when they reach us they are very different beasts.’
But Britain is still more at risk this autumn – with this forecast to be the worst hurricane season for seven years, the US Government’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.