Remnants of Hurricane Helene head for Wales

14 Сентября, 2018, 17:09 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau

A yellow - "be aware" - warning, which also covers parts of South Ayrshire, was issued by the Met Office today.

The weather front is one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as she heads towards landfall in the U.S. states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

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

However, it is not expected to bring the severe weather seen during Storm Ophelia last October, which caused widespread damage and left three people dead. The hurricane will weaken as it moves over cooler water, and is expected to be downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm status before making the transition to post-tropical storm on Sunday.

Met Éireann said: "Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland's south coast during Tuesday. It could bring some warm weather, but it could also bring some pretty wet and windy weather".

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

"Helene has taken a very similar track to that of Ophelia a year ago, which is extremely unusual for an Atlantic hurricane", Nolan told us.

"There remains large uncertainty in Helene's exact track, however a spell of very strong winds is expected, initially for parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the south-east of Northern Ireland".

"It's possible that the west coast of Wales and Cornwall could get some winds as well, but we will get a clearer picture of what to expect very soon".

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