By Friday as many as four named storms were churning their way through the North Atlantic, but Florence was the major player affecting South East America.
Although it never threatened to head our way, there are others in its wake which may do so and Helene is the one to watch. Clearly the winds will be considerably reduced, but the energy within this tropical storm 2,000 miles from its breeding ground is still enough to threaten severe gales and heavy driving rain for Ireland and Scotland by Tuesday.
So far this has been an unexceptional month in the UK, temperatures again slightly higher than the long-term average with the wetter weather in the West. By the weekend there had been less than 0.2in (5mm) of rain in some parts of the South East – but that may soon change!