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

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Police Scotland issued a weather warning from their Twitter account writing: "Advance notice that Storm Helene will bring strong winds to parts of Scotland on Monday evening and Tuesday".

- Some damage to trees is possible, for example large branches or trees falling in a few places.

"It looks like Helene will move towards Ireland on Tuesday morning".

STORM Helene is expected to bring gusts of wind of up to 85mph across Wirral next week.

"The centre of the storm will go up through the middle of Ireland and most of the strong winds will be in the Irish sea and to the west of Scotland".

South Wales and Cornwall are expected to bear the brunt of the remnants of Hurricane Helene, which is now off the Azores.

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Although Storm Helene is due to subside tomorrow, weather expert Alan O'Reilly claims a second storm due to arrive on Wednesday could be a "bigger concern". Later in the year there would be less of an impact from these winds as they would offer less resistance'.

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

A Met Office statement said: "A spell of strong winds for western and some central parts of the United Kingdom during Monday night and Tuesday morning".

"Winds associated with the storm are now expected to be strongest at sea and along the south and southeast coasts, with winds overland expected to be moderate to fresh, easterly in direction at first, then becoming cyclonic variable as the eye of the storm passes over".

Gusts of 40-60mph are expected, particularly over high ground in the early hours of Tuesday.

Thursday is now looking like the better of the days with rain clearing to showers and winds easing light southwest to west for a time.

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