Hurricane Helene: Storm is powering towards United Kingdom with 70mph gusts possible

Hurricane Helene Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Florence over the Atlantic

Hurricane Helene Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Florence over the AtlanticALAMY

But in addition to the powerful gales that have triggered a Met Office warning for the next two days, BBC Weather have said Helene will also usher in some tropical air regaling the southeast with rocketing temperatures peaking in the mid-20s. Bringing with it a spell of wet, windy weather. The strongest winds then transfer northwards to be over northern England and, perhaps, the far south of Scotland, during the early hours of Tuesday.

She is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as she heads towards landfall in the USA states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. "Some hazy sunshine and we could see temperatures lifting into the mid-20s".

Sunny breaks occurring in the afternoon will allow temperatures to climb 17 to 20 degrees in the south and east, but highs of 15 or 16 degrees more typical further west and north.

But the majority of Helene's strong winds are now predicted to spend themselves over the Irish Sea from Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

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

"Helene is expected to bring a period of very strong winds to western parts of the United Kingdom late Monday and for a time on Tuesday", said the forecaster.

It comes as the Met Office has ramped-up warnings ahead of Helene hitting landfall, by issuing a yellow "be aware" warning from 6pm to 8am Tuesday.

Weather watchers will have their eyes on the skies in the coming days as Hurricane Helene creeps closer to the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It should also feel very warm and humid. But it will not be used for Tropical Storm Helene.

"It looks like Helene will move towards Ireland on Tuesday morning".

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