Multiple tropical storms are threatening the south-east of the US and Hawaii.

The US National Hurricane Centre has issued a hurricane watch for Florida.

A warning about high winds, including sporadic tornadoes, heavy rain, hazardous sea conditions and flooding was announced yesterday for Florida from Thursday and to Georgia, South and North Carolina from Friday.

Hurricanes Lester and Madeline are expected to bring strong winds, heavy rain, including potential mudslides, hazardous sea conditions, and local flooding to parts of Hawaii from Thursday.

Tropical Depression 8 and 9 are forecast to develop into tropical storms off the Carolinas and in the Gulf of Mexico respectively.

The alerts came in updated Foreign and Commonwealth Office travel advice.

“You should monitor the progress of approaching storms and follow the instructions issued by the local authorities, including any evacuation orders,” the FCO said.