Storm He­lene is set to hit Scot­land

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The Met Of­fice has is­sued a Yel­low “be aware” warn­ing of wind.

The weather fore­caster says Storm He­lene is ex­pected to bring a pe­riod of very strong winds to western parts of the UK from 6pm on Mon­day to noon on Tues­day.

It says in­juries and danger to life from fly­ing de­bris are pos­si­ble.

Road, rail, air and ferry ser­vices may be af­fected, with longer jour­ney times and can­cel­la­tions pos­si­ble.

Some roads and bridges may close, and trees may be an ad­di­tional haz­ard.

Met Of­fice chiefs added that there is a chance that power cuts may oc­cur, with the po­ten­tial to af­fect other ser­vices, such as mo­bile phone cov­er­age.

It added: “Storm He­lene is ex­pected to push north east to­wards the UK late Mon­day, be­fore clear­ing quickly to the north of Scot­land through Tues­day morn­ing.

“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.

“Winds are likely to gust to 55 to 65 mph quite widely in the warn­ing area, with pos­si­ble gusts of 70 to 80 mph in ex­po­sure.”

Pais­ley was al­ready ex­pe­ri­enc­ing bad weather by lunchtime yes­ter­day, with very heavy rain bounc­ing off the streets, forc­ing peo­ple to take shel­ter in the door­ways of shops and other build­ings.

More rain is fore­cast for to­day, and to­mor­row is ex­pected to be the wettest of the week­end.

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