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Yellow warning for wind issued across parts of Ayrshire as Ex-Hurricane Helene heads towards the UK

Between 18:00 Mon 17th and 12:00 Tue 18th

Storm Helene is expected to bring a period of very strong winds to western parts of the UK late Monday and for a time on Tuesday.

What to expect

  • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible.

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

  • Some roads and bridges may close. Fallen trees may be an additional hazard.

  • There is a small chance that injuries could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts.

  • There is a chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

Further details

Storm Helene is expected to push north-east towards the UK late Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning.

There remains large uncertainty in Helene's exact track, however a spell of very strong winds is expected, initially for parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the south-east of Northern Ireland.

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


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