Hurricane Helene to affect all Azores islands - IPMA

WATCH Potential track of Storm Helene

WATCH Potential track of Storm Helene

Florence's arrival has already sparked mass evacuations across North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.

A Met Office spokeswoman said: "Storm 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".

"Currently, Helene is 2000km southwest of the Azores and remains a category 1 hurricane, with sustained winds of 130kph and gusts in excess of 170 kph", he continued.

Met Éireann said: "Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland's south coast during Tuesday".

"It is likely to bring wet and windy weather later on Tuesday, but at the moment there are no indications that it will bring any severe or damaging weather".


The Met Office has claimed Helene, which is now making its way through the Atlantic, could bring temperatures as high as 26C in the London area, while reaching only 6C in Scotland.

Marco Petagna, a Met Office forecaster, told the Sun Online: "Storm Helene is still in the Atlantic but it could have an influence in Britain next week".

HURRICANE HELENE will hit Ireland in the "form of heavy rainfall and gales", Met Eireann has confirmed. Nonetheless Helene is bringing with her very strong wind with gusts up to 120km/h, heavy rain and waves of between 6 and 8m high on some islands.

"It's possible that the west coast of Wales and Cornwall could get some winds as well, but we will get a clearer picture of what to expect very soon".

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