SPAIN’S meteorological agency has announced that Hurricane Joaquin is heading for Spain.
The cyclone which hammered the Bahamas with winds, storm surge flooding and torrential rain, was an extremely dangerous category four storm.
Joaquin has been one of the most devastating hurricanes in recent years and developed on September 27 in the Atlantic.
It is now losing strength as it crosses the mid-Atlantic and will create stormy weather for Europe this weekend.
Concerned weather forecasters predicted Britain would be hit, but the vortex changed course and will drift over Portugal and Spain to Biscay this weekend.
“It will bring some heavy downpours to Iberia but should keep south of the UK as a strong ridge and surface high pressure will build westwards from Scandinavia and Russia later this week effectively blocking Joaquin’s eastward motion,” said Weather Channel UK forecaster Leon Brown.
“Portugal will catch the worst with gusty winds and rain early on Saturday,” he continued.
Joaquin caused the worst floods in 1,000 years to some parts of America.