In just under 12 hours Hurricane Katia will strike the British shores.
Winds and gales of up to 80mph are set to hit Scotland, the North of England and Northern Ireland with a deadly force.
These are the most severe weather predictions in the UK for more than 15-years and follows Hurricane Katia’s moves across the Atlantic.
By the time the storm reaches the UK and Ireland its winds will be just below tropical storm force Â and at the same level it hit New York with last month.
“It looks likely that this will be a significant storm event for mid-September. Strong winds have been predicted that could result in trees coming down, and cause major structural damage and extensive travel delays.
“Hurricane Katia is moving slowly at the moment and current predictions show that the remnants of the storm will hit north-west Scotland by Monday”, said Meteo Group UK weather forecaster Michael Dukes.
“It is looking like the storms will hit early Monday morning with the most severe weather coming in the middle of the day.
“Maximum gusts in Western Scotland could easily reach above 75-80mph”, added the weather group.
A yellow alert warning Brits to be prepared has been issued for all parts of the country except in South East where it expected to be upgraded to amber as Hurricane Katia closes in.