Hurricane Gaston may hit Ireland and UK by end of week

The exact path of the storm is not known but it is expected to remain in the North Atlantic for the next few days.
The exact path of the storm is not known but it is expected to remain in the North Atlantic for the next few days.

Weather experts are predicting Hurricane Gaston could hit Ireland and the UK after blowing across the Atlantic from Bermuda next weekend.

Gaston became the third named hurricane of the year on Thursday when it reached winds of 75 mph, but later weakened to a tropical storm.

It then strengthened and regained its hurricane status on Saturday with winds of up to 105 mph.

Gaston is not expected to reach America and instead some experts predict the storm will move just north of the Azores in the northeast Atlantic and possibly moving towards Ireland next weekend.

Although it is likely to weaken as it travels across the Atlantic it could still bring winds of over 70 mph.

It the storm does arrive it will bring an end to some better weather forecast for the early part of the week. Met Eireann is predicting Monday and Tuesday will be warm and dry.

 

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