HURRICANE Leslie’s monster path of destruction has been detailed on a terrifying colour-coded temperature map that shows the twister begin as a powerful clear storm before transforming into an angry red cyclone as it swoops in on Britain.
The map using the latest weather charts shows Hurricane Leslie swirling across the Atlantic Ocean where it remains a yellow-coloured storm before morphing into a vengeful blackish-red blotch as it sweeps in on Ireland and the rest of the UK.
The map was posted by a Twitter account called Severe-Weather.EU with the caption: “850mb temp anomaly across the Atlantic where hurricane #Leslie is on the way towards Azores and western Europe next week.
“Notice how significant Arctic outbreak pushes behind Leslie while it remains a warm-core cyclone far north passing west of Ireland late next week.”
The illustration triggered a flurry of replies by followers of the page.
One said: “I sense that my flight on Saturday may be somewhat turbulent.”
Another added: “Wow!, that’s some anomaly! Weather churning chaos… Jet streams haywire.”
Despite the storm not being scheduled to hit the UK until early next week, the approach of Leslie will bring torrential rain the UK this weekend, with more than an inch expected to fall over Saturday and Sunday.
Strong winds and murky conditions dominate the forecast, with patches of mist and fog to cloud parts of the UK like a blanket.
As Leslie creeps closer toward Britain it will also cause a temperature divide between the north and south.
Fog and mist along the south coast are expected to bring in milder temperatures compared to the north, where residents will feel a chill in the low teens.
With Storm Leslie expected to strike the UK in fortnight bookmaker Coral have slashed odds on October being the wettest on record.
The National Hurricane Centre (NHC) have been monitoring storm Leslie as it meanders in the Atlantic Ocean.
Today, the storm has grown in strength – and is now classified as a hurricane.
The hurricane is approximately 510 miles east-southeast of Bermuda and has maximum sustained wind speeds of 80mph.
Should it reach the UK, Leslie will have weakened significantly – but could still bring strong winds and downpours.
Met Office chief meteorologist Andy Page said earlier today: “Leslie will likely strengthen to a hurricane as it moves over warmer waters with large swells affecting Bermuda and east coast of the United States and the Caribbean.
“It is likely to gradually weaken after this and move eastwards across the North Atlantic
“Some models suggest Leslie will track south of the UK while others suggest it may move close to the UK by the end of next week.”