Storm Helene: Met Office issues weather warning for Norfolk | Weather

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2018

Strong winds will be felt first in the far southwest of England and across west and south Wales, before transferring across the Midlands and parts of northern England.

The rain will be heavy too with strengthening southerly winds.Present indications are that, ex tropical storm "Helene" will push northwards over Ireland on Monday night.

A yellow warning means there's a danger of power cuts, falling trees delays to rail, bus, air and ferry services.

The Met Office has put the wind warning in for much of the country - including Peterborough.

The Met Office also say there is a small chance injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts.

Helene is now one of a glut of tropical storms in the Atlantic, with Florence sparking mass evacuations as it heads towards landfall in the U.S. states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Winds will reach in excess of 110kph in all Orange warning areas, with winds up to 110kph likely in those areas under a Yellow weather warning.

Met Office meteorologist Alan Deakin said: "Hurricane Helene may influence things in combination with an area of low pressure over the coming days".

Storm Helene is expected to move northeastwards across the British Isles later Monday and early Tuesday before clearing into the northern North Sea by early Tuesday morning.

Northern Ireland is preparing to batten down the hatches as Storm Helene rips into the United Kingdom from today.

Wind speeds in some places could hit 60mph but a spokesperson for the Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest said gusts in parts of Norfolk may reach 45mph.

"A wind warning is in place for south west England, northern England and southern Scotland".

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