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Met Office Issues Yellow Warning For '70mph' Wind From Storm Helene

Met Office Issues Yellow Warning For '70mph' Wind From Storm Helene

Well, summer was fun, wasn't it? What seemed like weeks upon weeks of nice weather. In Manchester, people forgot about rain; in London, people complained about how hot it was.

How foolish we all were - wrapped up in the notion that this summer marked a permanent change, that winter would never return.

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Well, while that's perhaps slightly dramatic - it's only mid-September after all - a lot of people around Great Britain and Ireland might be about to get a drastic reminder of what is in store for us now the summer has gone.

The Met Office have issued warnings of strong winds and potential chaos surrounding travel and utilities as the remnants of Storm Helene batter the western parts of these British Isles.

Leaden skies for much of Britain. Credit: PA
Leaden skies for much of Britain. Credit: PA

On the other hand, the temperatures are going to pick up again. It's likely to be in the low or mid-twenties for many people for the next couple of days. If you live in the South East of England (of course) you might not even get the rain and wind, just a lovely warm few days.

Those winds, by the way, could pick up to around 70mph. This has caused the weather forecasters to issue a yellow warning that covers a large portion of the country. It's also going to lash it down, but you probably already guessed that.

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They said: "Expect potential for delays to road, rail, air and ferry transports. Buses and trains could also take longer.

"Power services are perhaps a bit more vulnerable because we've got trees that are still in-leaf and wind speeds of a certain magnitude can have more of an impact on trees when they're in-leaf.

"That can be a hazard because if you have trees in full-leaf then they can be more affected by the wind because it's more like a sail.

"And when they come down they can obviously affect power supplies."

It's been unseasonably warm in London. Credit: PA
It's been unseasonably warm in London. Credit: PA

Ah good. But hey, at least it won't be cold, right?

The most likely places to be affected by the powerful winds and dangerous weather are the East and West Midlands, as well as the East of England.

Don't worry, West Coast dwellers - yours is coming later in the week. It'll get to you. In fact, that might even be worse.

The Met Office said: "In some ways the winds from that look as though at the moment that they could be a bit more significant than Helene.

"We are looking at a potential warning for that."

Oh good. Well, it was fun while it lasted.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Met Office, Weather, uk news

Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

 

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