Hurricane Helene could bring severe weather to the United Kingdom next week

Arturo Kim
September 17, 2018

Storm Helene will batter Britain next week but could also bring warmer weather after the gusts and rain have gone.

However, it is going to be quite windy at times with gales and spells of rain, particularly in the far north and west of the UK.

Storm Helene formed in the Azores last week.

"Wednesday now looks like being a wet day with heavy rain and strong south-west winds".

"It looks like Helene will move towards Ireland on Tuesday morning".

Meanwhile, it's expected to be dry in most areas this afternoon and evening with some sunny spells, the best of these in the south and east.

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Temperatures could hit 25C over the next couple of days with overnight temperatures feeling warm and mugging with possible highs of 16C.

"Winds associated with the storm are now expected to be strongest at sea and along the south and south-east coasts, with winds overland expected to be moderate to fresh, easterly in direction at first, then becoming cyclonic variable as the eye of the storm passes over".

Storm Helene is now speeding northward across the Atlantic, and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning and expects it to bring strong winds to England and Wales.

With more wet weather to come this week, bookmaker Coral has cut odds of this month ending as the wettest September on record in the United Kingdom to 10-11 (from 6-4). Later in the year there would be less of an impact from these winds as they would offer less resistance'.

The Met Office has issued a severe wind warning for the North and South West of England, southern Scotland and western Wales from 6pm tonight until 8am tomorrow, with delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected.

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