Weather warning issued for Leeds as Storm Helene set to batter city


"The centre of the storm will go up through the middle of Ireland and most of the strong winds will be in the Irish sea and to the west of Scotland".

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office with winds of up to 70mph expected from Monday evening.

As you can see from the image it may only impact a very narrow section of NI.

Met Office forecasters have issued a severe weather warning for Monday, September 17 from 6pm until 12pm on Tuesday, September 18 as Storm Helene sweeps across the nation.

The winds may also cause damage to buildings with tiles potentially being blown from roofs and the chance of trees or branches falling on to structures. "Winds are likely to gust 40-50 miles per hour quite widely across the warning area whilst some coasts and hills of southwest England and Wales could have gusts of 55-60 miles per hour".

"Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer and delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely".

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As Storm Helene gets ready to batter the country, roads and public transport are expected to be impacted.

Despite a changeable weather forecast recently, warnings are now in effect for the west coast, where powerful winds are destined to smash with serious force.

Temperatures could be very warm in the south east next week due to a blast of tropical air being brought up in association with the storm.

Meteorologist at the Met Office Emma Smith said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us".

'England and Wales will having a dry day with sunny spells but it will start to turn grey and cloudy in Scotland and Northern Ireland.