Winds of up to 80mph possible as Storm Helene moves on

Winds of up to 80mph possible as Storm Helene moves on

Winds of up to 80mph possible as Storm Helene moves on

If Helene moves further west more of Northern Ireland may be prone to strong winds, whereas if it moves a bit further east Northern Ireland will be out of the path.

And while forecasters have downgraded warnings that Storm Helene could pose a risk to life when it hits this week, they have continued to warn communities to stay vigilant.

Helene is forecast to lose its intensity when it reaches the United Kingdom, but will still pack a punch with ferocious gales up to 80mph and heavy downpours in places.

Some parts could see highs of 26C (78.8F), which is 7C to 8C above average for the time of year, the Met Office said.

The Met Office website says that the new weather warning on Wednesday could mean damage to buildings, including tiles being blown from roofs or falling trees and branches.

Severe gusts were expected as Storm Helene hit the United Kingdom but the warning has been downgraded and moved to Wednesday - and covers just north west Wales.

The Met Office has put a yellow "be aware" warning in place for the entire north of the United Kingdom from 6am on Wednesday until 10pm with gusts of up to 75mph expected in some areas of Scotland.

Issued this morning (Monday, September 17) at 11:23am, the warning will come into effect at 1:00pm this afternoon and will remain in place until 5:00am tomorrow morning.

"The western side of the country could really bear the brunt".

"The timing and development of both these systems remains uncertain, however, so please keep up to date with the warnings and forecasts".

"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".

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

The strongest winds then transfer northwards to be over northern England and, perhaps, the far south of Scotland, during the early hours of Tuesday.

She said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us".

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