Cumbria braced for Storm Helene which could cause 'danger to life'

Storm Ali as seen from space

Storm Ali as seen from space

Tropical Storm Helene, is heading towards Ireland.

A yellow weather warning has been put in place between 6pm Monday evening through until 8am the following morning.

As you can see from the image it may only impact a very narrow section of NI.

The warning means there could be damage to trees, with the possibility of large branches falling, and 'some disruption to transport'.

"Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 miles per hour quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 miles per hour in exposure", a Met Office spokesman said.

Large waves are expected on the coast, road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, fallen trees may pose a hazard, and some roads and bridges may close.

- Cause some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.

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A woman named Bree tweeted: "If anybody could help. our cars is under water and so is our house stuck in attic". The father was also in the house and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment after the incident.

Galway Bay fm newsroom - There are fears Galway and other parts of the country could experience flooding overnight as ex Hurricane Helene moves in from the Atlantic.

Power cuts are also a possibility as are issues with the mobile phone networks.

Storm Helene will make landfall in the United Kingdom by about 6pm today, according to the Met Office, after most children have left school.

However, it will become overcast with moderate to heavy rain for south-west England, Wales, Ireland, north-west England and Scotland with fresh to strong and gusty southerly winds through the afternoon and evening.

'High gusts in the 50s or low 60s mph area also possible over high ground in northern England during the early hours of Tuesday'.

Wind speeds in some places could hit 60mph but a spokesperson for the Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest said gusts in parts of Norfolk may reach 45mph.

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