Storm Helene to trigger MINI-HEATWAVE amid threatening gales — BBC Weather forecast

Blanche Robertson
September 16, 2018

Western parts of the United Kingdom are expected to be the worst affected, but the Met Office warning covers the North East too.

Ms Williets also said that the clear impact of Helene on the United Kingdom remains unclear as computer models struggle to function effectively when a "tropical storm or the remains of it" continue churning towards the country. "Some hazy sunshine and we could see temperatures lifting into the mid-20s". For much of England and Wales, it's going to be a strangely warm if increasingly windy, but mostly dry day.

A storm is set to hit Wales slightly earlier than first forecast but the strongest gusts are expected to be weaker, the Met Office has said.

A yellow warning remains in place but the storm is not thought to pose a risk to life.

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and/or large waves.

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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.

"By the time it reaches the United Kingdom we're looking at potential for 55 to 65mph gusts, with isolated chances of 70 to 80 miles per hour gusts on exposed high ground or coastal areas", Met Office spokesperson Nicola Maxy told i.

"Helene maintains Tropical Storm status in the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center as the system approaches the western Azores in the central-eastern Atlantic". It should also feel very warm and humid. More rain will develop in the south on Wednesday night. But it will not be used for Tropical Storm Helene.

The latest advisory from the NHC states the storm will transition towards a tropical depression when it nears the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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