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Storm Helene set for earlier arrival to Wales, Met Office says

Storm Helene set for earlier arrival to Wales, Met Office says

"It's possible that the west coast of Wales and Cornwall could get some winds as well, but we will get a clearer picture of what to expect very soon".

Although Helene is now a hurricane, it will weaken and be downgraded to a tropical storm by the time it reaches the Azores. Tuesday night will be wet again with another spell of rain approaching, with lowest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees.

"There will be a dry and sunny start for England and Wales".

Police Scotland issued a weather warning from their Twitter account writing: "Advance notice that Storm Helene will bring strong winds to parts of Scotland on Monday evening and Tuesday".

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and large waves.




A Met Office spokesperson said: "Storm Helene is expected to move northeastwards across the British Isles later Monday and early Tuesday before clearing into the northern North Sea by early Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, in some Irish Sea coastal areas, most likely in Wales and northwest England, gusts to 55-65 miles per hour are likely with possible isolated gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour in the most exposed places".

The tropical storm, which is now in the mid-Atlantic, is expected to track towards the United Kingdom over the next few days bringing a spell of windy weather on Monday and Tuesday.

It will stay very unsettled through Wednesday and Thursday also with frequent spells of rain, and a potential for further sizable amounts.

"Often windy, yes, there's going to be some rain at times, but it will feel humid for many in the south". Helene is expected to take a turn toward the north-northeast sometime on Saturday, followed by a turn toward the northeast by Sunday morning.

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