Britain braces for Storm Helene TOMORROW

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Cumbria is set to be battered by strong winds and rain as Storm Helene travels across the Atlantic.

But the Met Office says Helene could be heading east towards the south-western corners of the United Kingdom, with the tip of Ireland among the worst affected.

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...


But Helene is still due to bring unseasonably warm weather in London and the south east due as the low pressure draws up warm air from the south.

"Please follow the metoffice & traffic scotland for more info". Yellow means there is a risk of damage and disruption. "Winds are likely to gust 40-50 miles per hour quite widely across the warning area whilst some coasts and hills of southwest England and Wales could have gusts of 55-60 miles per hour".

The storm is bringing a thick area of cold that encompasses a lot of tropical energy which will strengthen the wind.


On the West Coast of Scotland, ferry sailings were disrupted on a number of CalMac routes and the ferry operator yesterday said some services were "liable to disruption and cancellation at short notice".

The strongest winds are expected to move north during the early hours of Tuesday.

Widespread flooding: A person walks through a flooded street after Hurricane Florence struck Piney Green, North Carolina, US, yesterday.


Wind speeds in some places could hit 60mph but a spokesperson for the Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest said gusts in parts of Norfolk may reach 45mph. It will particularly hit Connemara and Mayo, but the rest of the county will get less rain'.

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