Storm Ali to hit with 85mph winds

Hurricane Helene will steer north-north-westwards during Thursday around a sub-tropical area of high pressure near the Azores

Xplore Dundee has issued a warning for possible consequences in Dundee.

The remnants of the hurricane, now downgraded to tropical storm strength, are to impact the United Kingdom with powerful gusts and heavy rain from Monday evening.

A spokesman for the Met Office said Helene could fell a few trees, which could bring disruption to transport links, but did not think it would reach the 70mph winds originally predicted.

A "danger to life" warning has been issued as Scotland braces itself for Storm Helene tomorrow.

It says: 'Storm Helene is expected to move northeastwards across the British Isles later Monday and early Tuesday before clearing into the northern North Sea by early Tuesday morning.

Meanwhile in the United States, the death toll from Storm Florence has risen to 11 after catastrophic flooding hit North Carolina.

Temperatures are expected to soar to 79F (26C), which is 7C (13F) to 8C (15F) above average for the time of year, the Met Office said.

A similar section of Wales and the Cornish peninsular are also expected to bear the brunt of any storm-like weather, although much of the rest of England could be noticeably windier by the time Helene hits land on Tuesday morning.

September 16 (UPI) Tropical Storm Helene became a post-tropical cycclone as it moved from the Azores, and approached Ireland and United Kingdom, the National Hurricane Center said Sunday.

"It's bringing gale-force winds and fairly heavy rain in places, so it will feel close and muggy".

"The timing and development of both these systems remains uncertain, however, so please keep up to date with the warnings and forecasts".

Tonight, a band of showery rain will clear east across the region this evening, then dry by midnight with some clear spells, and with winds easing.

BBC weather presenter Behnaz Akhgar said winds of 60mph (97km/h) battered The Mumbles in Swansea overnight.

She said: "Helene is moving up from the Atlantic towards us".

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