Hurricane Helene WARNING: Remnants of 110mph storm ‘to SMASH into UK’

There is a great deal of storm activity in the Atlantic with four hurricanes in various stages of development

Western parts of the United Kingdom are expected to be the worst affected, but the Met Office warning covers the North East too. It will give us some strongish winds, some wet weather as well but the energy in it will also bring some warmth.

Police Scotland have issued a warning ahead of high winds expected to hit much of the country.

And while we are not expecting those in the immediate future, ex Tropical Storm Helene will be giving us a potential lash of its tail and Donegal could very well get some of that.

Bizarrely temperatures could surge to 27C as we approach October.

"There will be a dry and sunny start for England and Wales".

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Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and large waves.

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. So we are talking about some fairly strong winds that will likely gust to 55-65 miles per hour over much of the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 miles per hour in isolated instances.

Met Office's Craig Snell said: "On Monday night into Tuesday, we could see some severe gales due to the track of Helene".

Hurricane Helene is now churning northeast through the Atlantic Ocean around 655 miles (1,055 km) south-west of the Portuguese Azores with maximum sustained winds of 70mph. It should also feel very warm and humid. Helene is expected to take a turn toward the north-northeast sometime on Saturday, followed by a turn toward the northeast by Sunday morning.

At the moment, Helene is a tropical storm, just below the hurricane category 1, the lowest rank on the Saffir-Simpson scale.

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