UK weather is set to be impacted by an "extra tropical phase", brought about by Hurricane Franklin.
Two hurricanes are making their way to the coast of Florida, with evacuations being issued throughout the state, as Hurricane Idalia is expected to make landfall later today (August 30) and by the time it hits, it could be Category 3.
Idalia however is not expected to reach the British Isles, as it will likely dissipate over the tropical western Atlantic, according to the Met Office.
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Hurricane Franklin on the other hand is more severe on face value, with winds reaching 130mph, giving it Category 4 status, and could impact the weather in Britain as well.
Although the cool waters surrounding the UK cannot facilitate a tropical weather event like a hurricane or a tropical storm, the extra tropical phase could have influence on the jet stream which in turn could therefore influence the weather.
According to weather maps from WXCHARTS, Franklin's trajectory across the Atlantic shows it funnelling towards Britain by next Wednesday (September 6).
Nicola Massey, a spokesperson for the Met Office, told the Daily Express: "Hurricane Franklin is expected to have more of an influence than Tropical Storm Idalia here in the UK.
"Franklin is expected to track west of Bermuda over the next day or so, before downgrading as it undergoes an extra-tropical transition over the west Atlantic.
"Whilst Franklin will not directly influence the UK, the extra tropical phase could have influence on the jet stream which in turn could therefore influence the weather here.
"There remains some uncertainties around the exact track of this storm and therefore it’s exact influence on the UK weather.
"However, at this stage it looks like it may contribute towards a more settled period of weather for the UK next week."
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