Storm Helene to trigger MINI-HEATWAVE amid threatening gales — BBC Weather forecast

Weather map for UK next week

WXCHARTS INCOMING Hurricane Helene could be on a collision course with Britain

The Met Office warned on Friday the storm could bring hazardous conditions when it sweeps across the north of England and Wales and through the Republic of Ireland. "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". Tuesday night will be wet again with another spell of rain approaching, with lowest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for winds to remain in place between Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning for northeast England, northwest England, Northern Ireland, South West Scotland and the Lothian Borders, Strathclyde, Wales and Yorkshire&Humber.

A Yellow National Severe Weather Warning has been issued by the Met Office 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.

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"Winds are likely to gust into the 40s or low 50s miles per hour quite widely across the warning area".

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"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", said the forecaster.

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Hurricane Helene is now churning northeast through the Atlantic Ocean around 655 miles (1,055 km) south-west of the Portuguese Azores with maximum sustained winds of 70mph. Nearly quite a bonkers set up into the early half of next week.

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

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