Wet and stormy autumn ahead?

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This weekend sees the summer bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (Scotland, like the Republic of Ireland, keeps to what was once the UK-wide date of early August). Although August will still have another few days left, in many ways Monday marks “the end” for summer for many.

So, what of the autumn? I am going to guess it will be wet and stormy (though possibly warmer than some), as the Atlantic seems to be gearing up for a pretty rough hurricane season and eventually many of these, passing out over Newfoundland, end up here as autumn squalls (or, as in 1987’s “great storm”, something worse).