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WATCH: Storm Helene bears down on Cornwall

WATCH: Storm Helene bears down on Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 6:27am 17th September 2018. (Updated at 1:08pm 17th September 2018)

Storm Helene is sweeping towards Cornwall, bringing with her winds of up to 60mph.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning between 9pm on Monday and 6pm on Tuesday.

Forecasters warn the gusts could down trees and whip up huge waves but no longer think it poses a threat to life.

You can track the storm's progress at the link below or scroll down to read what to expect.

What can we expect from Storm Helene?

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport expected.
  • Some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.
  • Some short term loss of power and other services.
  • Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves.

"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 south-west 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 40-50 mph quite widely across the warning area whilst some coasts and hills of south-west England and Wales could have gusts of 55-60 mph".

Met Office

"The remains of ex-tropical storm Helene will by moving up the western side of the UK introducing for us, strong to gale force winds as the isobars get squeezed together.

"Any risk of rain or thunderstorms are now reserved for Ireland and Scotland, we are expected to remain mostly dry and will be affected by the winds only".

UK Southwest Storm Chasers

You can check the latest weather warnings for Cornwall here or watch what that yellow alert means...

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