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Weather warning as Storm Helene blows in

Weather warning as Storm Helene blows in

Dorset is "likely" to feel the force of Storm Helene, the Met Office says. It will give us some strongish winds, some wet weather as well but the energy in it will also bring some warmth.

Ms Williets also said that the clear impact of Helene on the United Kingdom remains unclear as computer models struggle to function effectively when a "tropical storm or the remains of it" continue churning towards the country.

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

Meanwhile, it's expected to be dry in most areas this afternoon and evening with some sunny spells, the best of these in the south and east.

A yellow warning remains in place but the storm is not thought to pose a risk to life. However, a spell of strong winds are expected, starting with parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the south-east of Northern Ireland.

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.

Cumbria is set to be battered by strong winds and rain as Storm Helene travels across the Atlantic.

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A yellow national severe weather warning has been issued for large parts of the western United Kingdom as the storm is expected to affect the western side of the country late on Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning.

In some Irish Sea coastal areas gusts to 55-65 miles per hour are likely with possible isolated gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour in the most exposed places.

"There will also be some very warm weather developing". Nearly quite a bonkers set up into the early half of next week. More rain will develop in the south on Wednesday night.

While Hurricane Florence pounds North Carolina, another tropical storm is on track to reach Britain early next week.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s National Hurricane Centre (NHC), the storm is to calm in the near future.

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