Hurricane Katia sets a course for Britain

Strong winds and huge waves forecast for Britain as hurricane Katia threatens to hit land today.


The hurricane looks set to bring winds of 80mph and sea swells reaching 15 metres battering the UK with torrential ran expected to strike many parts of the country.


The hurricanes path changed direction, heading away from the USA and towards the UK across the Atlantic.


The hurricane is likely to hit the Northern Isles, the north and north-west Scotland – bringing hammering rain and brutal winds.


The blustery conditions are likely to be seen by the rest of the country as well


Many areas will see winds of 50mph, these guest sof wind will also cause large waves and swell of up to nine metres.


The last hurricane to hit the UK was Hurricane Charley, which hit in August 1986.


Weathermen say, however, that the path of the storm could alter and even the tiniest deviation could see it ignore the UK completely or hit the whole country with some force.


It could even deteriorate rapidly, but even then it will still be very blustery with lots of rain.