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Storm Helene expected to bring gales to Scilly


A yellow weather warning for wind is in place for the Isles of Scilly as Storm Helene makes its presence felt across the UK.

The Met Office warning is in place from 9pm tonight (Monday) to 6pm tomorrow.

Storm Helene has been downgraded from a category 3 hurricane but is still expected to bring gales to some areas.

The forecast reads: "Although now expected to bring less strong winds, the remnants of Storm Helene will move northeastwards across Wales and England during Monday night and Tuesday. A spell of strong winds is expected, initially mainly in the far southwest of England and across west and south Wales. The strongest winds then transferring across the Midlands and parts of northern England during Tuesday morning and into the afternoon.

"Winds are likely to gust 40-50mph quite widely across the warning area whilst some coasts and hills of southwest England and Wales could have gusts of 55-60 mph."

Under 'What to Expect', it continued: "Some damage to trees is possible, for example large branches or trees falling in a few places. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.... Some short term loss of power and other services is possible."

More strong winds and occasionally heavy rain are expected in the South West on Thursday but Friday is forecast to be "cooler but drier with hazy sunshine".


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