BRITONS have taken to Twitter to share windy memes as Storm Helene batters the UK with 70mph gales. Forecasters issued severe weather warnings – but wind-up merchants online were quick to mock conditions. Brits shared photos of single deck chairs knocked over and crowds huddled under tents to poke fun at forecasters’ predictions. Others tweeted pictures of a businessman holding onto iron railings for dear life and a cat clinging to a tree. But while tweeters made light of Storm Helene, the Met Office said Britain is set for further wind and rain. Storm Ali will bring 85mph gales and an amber weather warning when it hits tomorrow. Garden gag Hold on to your hats Gale Furs Winds Confusing conditions Look on the bright side Brace yourself Welt and Wild Grin and bear it Hang in there Far from purrfect TV MURDERER DEAD Landowner who killed council official on TV over planning row dies aged 77 HERE COMES ALI Storm Ali follows Helene into UK with 'danger to life' warning … [Read more...] about Brits take to Twitter to share windy memes as Storm Helene batters UK with 70mph gales
STORM Helene is bringing severe windy weather to the UK today with gusts of up to 60 mph expected to hit. The Met Office warns of cancellations to rail, air and ferry services and damage to property. Here's what we know... Which areas will be worst hit by Storm Helene? Storm Helen arrived on September 17 bringing with it powerful wind and heavy showers for much of the country. A Met Office Yellow weather warning was put in place for much of the UK as forecasters warned of potentially dangerous gales. Wind speeds will clock up to 75mph in North Wales, Northern England, Northern Ireland and Scotland on Tuesday. The warning is in place until 10pm on September 19. People in these areas are being told to expect transport delays, damage to buildings, falling trees, power cuts and potential injuries. What does the Met Office say about Storm Helene? The Met Office said: "Strong winds affecting parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland early in the day will continue to strengthen through … [Read more...] about Wind speed today in the UK – where will the strongest gales strike as Storm Helene hits Britain?
STORM Helene will batter England and Wales on Monday with gale-force winds strong enough to uproot TREES, according to the Met Office. Winds of up to 70mph could wreak havoc for motorists and commuters, as forecasters warn the storm poses a risk to life with flying debris and trees torn from the ground. But bizarrely temperatures could also surge to 27C with warm air pushed up from southern Europe bringing back balmy temperatures as we approach October. Speaking to The Sun the Met Office said the fact trees are still in full leaf could make them easier to uproot. They said: "An issue is that trees are in full leaf and so are more likely to be blown over in strong winds than they would be in the middle of winter. "That could be a problem." Latest footage of Hurricane Florence as severe weather leaves tens of thousands of homes without power along US East Coast Yellow weather warning: What to expect when Helene hits Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible. Road, rail, … [Read more...] about Met Office warns tropical storm Helene will bring deadly gales strong enough to tear down trees – but we’ll get 27C heatwave first
A YELLOW weather warning has been issued as Hurricane Helene prepares to barrel into the UK next week — bringing driving rain and gales of up to 80mph. The storm is currently sitting in the mid-Atlantic on the heels of the catastrophic Hurricane Florence that is battering the southeast of the United States. But Helene began its course towards Britain yesterday — pivoting north east and making a beeline for Blighty. Dramatic forecast images from the US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) shows how Helene will sweep in to the south west of the British Isles from Monday night. The Hurricane was yesterday located about 1,285 miles southwest of the Azores in the Atlantic with maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. It is expected to lose power slightly by the time it reaches Britain — but it will still be classed as a powerful Tropical Storm. This means potentially destructive winds along with storm surges and heavy rain pounding our shores at the beginning of next … [Read more...] about Met Office issues Hurricane Helene weather warning as 80mph gales set to batter Britain
BRITS are in for a Bank Holiday wash out with gale-force winds and heavy rain set to soak revellers at Reading Festival and Notting Hill Carnival. Music fans descended on Bramham Park this morning clad in waterproof gear as showers became stormy. And conditions are expected to turn nasty this evening, with a band of heavy rain set to move in with thundery and blustery winds. Spokesman Graham Madge said: "Saturday will see showers from the northwest to the southeast, so some in the northwest will see occasionally heavy showers with thunder and hail. "The worst day is Sunday when everyone is going to see some prolonged and heavy rain throughout the day." But partygoers flocking to West London for Notting Hill carnival on Monday may escape the worst conditions, as wet weather is expected to turn dry and bright. It comes after forecasters warned of difficult driving conditions for motorists setting off on their Bank Holiday getaways today. Forecaster Simon Partridge said: "In places … [Read more...] about UK set for Bank Holiday weather wash out with gale-force winds and rain to soak revellers at Reading Festival and Notting Hill Carnival