Published: Fri, September 14, 2018

Remnants of Hurricane Helene head for Wales

Remnants of Hurricane Helene head for Wales

Helene is one of several major storms in the Atlantic at the moment, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as it heads towards landfall on the east coast of the US.

The powerful Atlantic storm is resting behind Hurricane Florence which is set to smash into the United States coast.

Will storm Helene influence our weather next week?

The Met Office has claimed Helene, which is now making its way through the Atlantic, could bring temperatures as high as 26C in the London area, while reaching only 6C in Scotland.

A similar section of Wales and the Cornish peninsular are also expected to bear the brunt of any storm-like weather, although much of the rest of England could be noticeably windier by the time Helene hits land on Tuesday morning.

The hurricane is now moving north at around 20km/h, and was expected to slow down today, becoming a tropical storm.

Met Éireann said: "Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland's south coast during Tuesday".

Alex Deakin, a Met Office meteorologist, said that the hurricane would affect Britain quite a bit.

It is forecast to move north-westwards, passing the Azores Islands on Saturday and heading towards north-western Europe.

"Helene is weakening, however, and should continue to do so as it crosses the cooler waters of the North Atlantic before impacting Ireland through next Monday/Tuesday", Nolan added.

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