The Sun news website reports this weekend that the UK is “braced for one of Europe’s strongest-ever hurricanes which will bring 80 mph gales, 16ft waves and SNOW next week”.

“Brits should brace themselves for the remnants of Europe’s worst ever hurricane, bringing downpours and strong winds.
Some parts of Scotland will even see snow next week, in what is expected to be a “wild week of weather,” with “floods expected and up to six inches of rain.

“The rest of the South and Midlands will also see strong winds and downpours.

“Winter’s first snow is due on Wednesday, with a covering on Scotland’s

higher mountains, amid an Arctic plunge bringing -2C nights, frost and a chilly Wednesday,” the report added.

Forecasters say Lorenzo “will be one of Europe’s strongest ever tropical storms, as the Azores are part of Europe”.

“After reaching the Azores on Tuesday, Lorenzo is expected to move to the UK by Thursday – bringing a couple of days with potentially worse conditions than this weekend.

“There are scenarios from gales to storm-force 70mph-plus gusts, but there’s uncertainty.”

Meanwhile, flood alerts were put in effect across the UK on Sunday as three week’s worth of rain is set to fall in parts of England.