Hurricane Gert is on the way to the capital this weekend.

When it arrives on Sunday, it is expected to bring warm weather to parts of the UK, and leave others battling strong winds and heavy rain.

While some of the country will be hit with a bout of bad weather, temperatures in London could reach 27C by Monday as the low pressure system draws warm air up from the continent.

Today will start off wet in London, with some heavy downpours, but this will gradually ease making way for some sunny spells. There a will be a maximum temperature of 23C.

Friday will feel cooler with a maximum temperature of 21C, despite widespread sunny spells. Some showers are expected and could be heavy.

Saturday and Sunday are expected to be warmer with sunny spells, with any showers dying away.

Hurricane Gert, the second hurricane of the season in the Atlantic Ocean, is currently north of Bermuda.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: "At this stage, we are expecting the low pressure mainly to the north west of the UK, bringing stronger winds and outbreaks of rain - which could be heavy at times - across northern and western parts through the latter part of Sunday into Monday.

"But further south east could stay mainly dry, with some warmer temperatures."

Temperatures between 23C and 25C are expected across much of the south east, where the warm weather could continue into next week.

But Mr Dewhurst said: "There is still a little bit of uncertainty. If the hurricane tracks a little bit further south, that rain will be a bit further south.

"At the same time, if it tracks further north, then the drier, warmer air will be a bit further north too."