Alert as Storm Helene to strike
A WEATHER warning for gales has been issued by the Met Office for the whole of Wales as Storm Helene heads toward the UK.
Forecasters have been keeping an eye on how ex-tropical storm Helene will affect weather in the UK early next week.
The Met Office issued the warning yesterday and it is in place from 6pm on Monday until noon on Tuesday.
The weather warning states: “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 55-65 mph quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 mph in exposure.”
The storm is currently one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic.