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Interactive weather map shows how a monsoon is spreading across Europe

Interactive weather map shows how a monsoon is spreading across Europe

A live tracker shows the path of the storm (Picture: ZoomEarth)

An interactive weather map is tracking a ‘European Monsoon’ that is heading straight towards Britain.

Hurricane Beryl slammed the southern US on Monday knocking out the electricity for almost three million people across Texas and Louisiana.

At least eight people died amid the destructive storm and 15 inches of rain. In the Caribbean, another 10 died were killed.

As Beryl loses strength, it is expected to push across the Atlantic and head straight to Europe.

A live tracker of the storm on Zoom Earth shows how it already is affecting parts of the continent. You can view it here.

Using near real-time satellite imagery from Nasa, which updates between every 20 and 40 minutes, the map shows its progress.

Police officers struggle with fierce winds as they search an overturned semi-trailer truck for occupants in Freeport, Texas (Picture: Reuters)

Large swells from Beryl crash on shore in Corpus Christi, Texas (Picture: Reuters)

Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis said: ‘Forecast models suggest that remnants of Beryl will reach Canada then be picked up by the jet stream and ride over the Atlantic towards north-west Europe next week.’

As of July 11, Beryl has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone, with winds at a much lesser speed, 30mph. It is expected to reach Toronto by the early hours of Friday.

By the time it gets to the UK, it is not expected to cause any damage, like the trail of destruction in the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

The tail end of the hurricane will affect Scotland the most, bringing more rain after the weekend.

A Met Office forecaster said: ‘It will remain unsettled, and next week is likely to see a mostly showery westerly breeze, possibly a more settled spell in mid-week then a showery northwesterly flow resuming.

‘Winds are likely to be gusty near heavy showers and thunderstorms.’

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