Storm Helene wind warning lifted

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Met Éireann have warned that strong winds, high intensity rainfall and a risk of flooding are expected in the coming days as tropical storm Helene prepares to hit Ireland on Monday night.

The yellow warning is in place from 9pm tonight until 6pm on Tuesday.

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

Winds are likely to reach 55mph to 65mph with top speeds of 70mph.

- Tropical Storm Helene is forecasted to pass near the Azores on Saturday.

Storm Helene could bring with her disruption to road links and rail links, as well as other forms of transportation.

Those in coastal areas are warned to be wary of large waves hitting the seafront.

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It states: "A spell of strong winds for western and some central parts of the United Kingdom during Monday night and Tuesday morning".

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.

In an update on Sunday evening, the Met Office spokesman said: "There is not a danger to life, but we are just saying be prepared for it be very windy for a while".

A yellow warning has also been issued for southern Scotland and the whole west coast of England and Wales, from Penzance in Cornwall to Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway.

"Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 miles per hour quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 miles per hour in exposure".

"The rain will be persistent and often heavy today in parts of Connacht and West Ulster".

The strongest winds are expected to move north during the early hours of Tuesday.

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