Severe weather warnings are in place for the UK as Hurricane Katia changed its course from the Caribbean and is now heading for Britain.
By Monday powerful winds of 80 miles an hour will drive waves to heights of 50ft.
Weather forecasters are predicting fierce gusts strong enough to cause chaos on the roads and to buildings as Hurricane Katia strikes on Sunday night into Monday bringing with it torrential rain expected to cause widespread flooding.
As of yet the hurricane has managed to avoid hitting land and yesterday swung north east away from the US coast and is now bang on course for Britain.
The islands off Scotland are feared to be the worst hit but a severe weather warning has also been issued for:
Scotland. Ireland. Northern England. West Wales. Cornwall and Devon.
The Met office said that many coastal areas will feel the force of Hurricane Katia’s 60-70mph winds with gusts of 80mph and waves reaching 30ft-50ft.
“The remains of Hurricane Katia are expected to come across the UK on Monday bringing a spell of very windy weather.
“The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport and the possibility to trees and structures.
“The best estimate currently is that North and western parts of the UK are most at risk from very strong winds” said the Met Office.