Scotland’s weather: Police issue warning ahead of Storm Helene

Scotland’s weather: Police issue warning ahead of Storm Helene

"On Monday night the remnants of tropical Storm Helene will pass over the country".

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.

"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.

Calderdale has been issued with a severe weather warning as Storm Helene begins to make its presence felt in the region.

The weather warning was extended to into northern England and the far southeast of Scotland yesterday, according to the Met Office.

Parts of Britain are expected to be battered with winds reaching as high as 65mph as Helene sweeps in from the west.

"Details are becoming a little more clear about the effects of Post Tropical Storm Helene which will impact Ireland from Monday afternoon until the early hours of Tuesday morning".

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

Devon and Cornwall, parts of Wales and County Down in Northern Ireland as well as Northumbria, Cumbria and parts of Yorkshire in north of England are likely to see strong winds.

- Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.

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

In the coming days the isobars will squeeze together, while gales form in places, resulting in some heavy downpours in northern and western parts of the UK.

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

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