Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

Storm Helene wind warning lifted

Tropical Storm Helene to pass near the Azores Dorset is 'likely' to be affected by Storm Helene, the Met Office warns
Leonard Rios | 17 September, 2018, 14:18

The Met Office said that the storm's exact course was uncertain but very strong winds are expected, initially for parts of southwest England and west Wales, then later southwest Scotland and the southeast... The warning is place from 9pm tonight (Monday) until 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday).

STORM Helene is expected to bring gusts of wind of up to 85mph across Wirral next week.

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

Storm Helene is set to hit the United Kingdom on Monday, bringing gale-force winds which have forced the Met Office to issue a yellow weather warning.

Northern Ireland is preparing to batten down the hatches as Storm Helene rips into the United Kingdom from today.

'This will all change overnight on Monday with heavy rain moving into north west wales and this will get pushed across the north sea quite quickly.

Tropical Storm Helene to pass near the Azores

Met Office bosses have even warned of heavy waves in coastal areas, with the potential for injuries as the sea pulls up items from beaches.

"Winds are likely to gust into the 40s or low 50s miles per hour quite widely across the warning area".

A Met Office spokesman said: 'Helene is still over the Atlantic but it's weakening and we're a lot more confident of what's going to happen.

Devon and Cornwall, parts of Wales and County Down in Northern Ireland as well as Northumbria, Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire in north of England are likely to see strong winds.

Thursday is now looking like the better of the days with rain clearing to showers and winds easing light southwest to west for a time.

"A wind warning is in place for south west England, northern England and southern Scotland".

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