It wouldn't be a typical British summer without some rain and Hurricane Gert is likely to guarantee that.

The effects of the hurricane are to make an appearance in England on Friday afternoon (August 18) as it crosses the Atlantic from Canada.

Hurricane Gert, which is a category one storm at the moment , will become a "typical depression" by the time the cool water has moved across to western Europe.

London may just avoid the hurricane's force, according to the weather forecast, but for those who have fled the capital for holiday, be warned.

Prepare for some wet and windy weather, Hurricane Gert is on her way

Hurricane Gert: What you need to know about the next storm set to batter the UK and how it's going to affect you

Friday (August 18)

Sunshine is expected in morning from 7am to 10am before the clouds start to move in.

In the afternoon at 2pm there will be a 30% chance of rain, increasing to 40% throughout 3pm and 4pm.

Eventually the clouds will clear by 8pm meaning there will be a hour of sunshine before the dark sets in.

Temperatures reaching 20c.

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Saturday ( August 19)

Once again the morning will start off with sun, lasting throughout the afternoon to 4pm where it is likely to become cloudy.

It will stay that way for the rest of the day.

Temperatures reaching 20c.

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Sunday (August 20)

Clouds with breaks of sunshine are expected at the start of the day.

From 10am there is a 40% chance of rain, increasing at one with darker clouds to 50%.

It will stay overcast for the rest of the day.

Temperatures reaching 19c.

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