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Gale force winds and heavy rain to hit UK as tail end of Hurricane Maria heads for Britain – Telegraph.co.uk

Forecasters said that weather systems like Maria often head north out of the tropics, but when hurricanes lose connection with warmer tropical waters they lose their source of energy and weaken rapidly as a result.

The forecasters said these systems have decayed to a relatively large extent by the time they enter our latitudes, but their remnants still contain air of tropical origin, which can still exert an influence on the weather in the north-east Atlantic, including the UK.

Meteorologists are currently watching the progress of hurricanes Lee and Maria as they take curved tracks across the North Atlantic.

Both have moved considerably north of the Tropic of Cancer now, and are occupying the open waters of the North Atlantic.

Both systems are weakening, but even so there is potential for them to impact the weather in the UK, although the extent of this influence is currently uncertain.

Gale force winds and heavy rain to hit UK as tail end of Hurricane Maria heads for Britain – Telegraph.co.uk

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