The British Isles could be struck by 2 hurricanes that merge into one in about a week.
If and only if the remnants of Atlantic hurricane Maria fuse with another hurricane named Lee.
The latest weather models show Hurricane Lee and Hurricane Maria merging in the mid-Atlantic Ocean into a new and colossal ‘Storm Brian’ that would hit the British Isles in about a week.
The projected path of the storm, which will be renamed Brian if it hits the UK mainland, is to strike Ireland first and then Britain.
Brian would become the first of FIVE storms to batter Britain before Christmas in a record high. Its violent gales and torrential downpours could bring chaos across the country with power and transport networks facing severe disruption.
Atlantic storms are named by an entity called the Met Office. Brian, Caroline, Dylan, Eleanor, Fionn and Georgina are the names of the next 6 expected storms to hit Britain this year.
Officials are clear: ‘Both hurricanes are located around the northeast coast of America but we expect them to get together around Sunday. The jet stream is powering up and as it swings southwards towards the end of the week it will help steer the remnants of these storms towards us. Both of these are powerful systems and when they get caught up in the jet stream they could be given more life.‘
Meteorologists too: ‘Britain could easily have seven storms named by the Met Office by Christmas. Storm centers will travel just north of Scotland, leading to rain to batter much of Scotland each time they pass through. Storms’ impacts are likely to be significant.‘
Don’t worry, this record-breaking Hurricane season 2017 still has surprises in store!