Wet and stormy autumn ahead?

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).

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