Storm Helene prepares to cause chaos and uproot trees while hitting Britain with winds of 70 mph

A yellow weather warning for the wind has been implemented to allow people to prepare. The warning has been updated to extend to northern England and the extreme southeast of Scotland. It is in place during the night of Monday and in the early hours of Tuesday

Storm Helene is preparing to beat parts of Britain earlier this week with a yellow weather warning for the wind that has already been launched on Monday and Tuesday and extended to include northern England.

As the new week begins, there are fears of hurricane winds of up to 70 mph that could uproot trees and wreak havoc on the roads.

Martin Bowles, MET Office Operational Meteorologist, told MailOnline: "By the time the storm hits the ground, it will have reduced its power and the strength of the winds will weaken as it progresses, however, we still hope it can be do serious damage. .

& # 39; Trees could be uprooted since they are still in full leaf and they are more likely to be blown by strong winds than they would be in the middle of winter. That could be a problem.

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A yellow weather warning for the wind has been implemented to allow people to prepare. The warning has been updated to extend to northern England and the extreme southeast of Scotland. It is in place during the night of Monday and in the early hours of Tuesday

A yellow weather warning for the wind has been implemented to allow people to prepare. The warning has been updated to extend to northern England and the extreme southeast of Scotland. It is in place during the night of Monday and in the early hours of Tuesday

Met Office shared this prediction on Friday showing the most likely route of the storms. It is likely that Helene & # 39; fast forward & # 39; throughout the United Kingdom on Monday night and no floods are expected

Met Office shared this prediction on Friday showing the most likely route of the storms. It is likely that Helene & # 39; fast forward & # 39; throughout the United Kingdom on Monday night and no floods are expected

Met Office shared this prediction on Friday showing the most likely route of the storms. It is likely that Helene & # 39; fast forward & # 39; throughout the United Kingdom on Monday night and no floods are expected

Tropical Storm Helene is expected to cross the Irish Sea and be attacked on Monday night.bringing heavy rain and strong winds.

As most of the strong winds are expected to occur during the night, people may wake up with the remains of a storm, affecting their morning trip.

The areas that the Met Office said are of greatest concern are West Wales, Devon, Cornwall, County Down in Ireland and the west coast of northeast England.

The meteorological warning was updated by the MET office to extend to the north of England and to the extreme southeast of Scotland on Sunday.

Mr. Bowles said: "The storm will move quickly and we do not expect floods.

"Originally we thought that Scotland would be hit by strong winds, and although it will be windy, we do not expect anything that hard now."

The areas that the Met Office said are of greatest concern are West Wales, Devon, Cornwall, County Down in Ireland and the west coast of North East England (stock photo)

The areas that the Met Office said are of greatest concern are West Wales, Devon, Cornwall, County Down in Ireland and the west coast of North East England (stock photo)

The areas that the Met Office said are of greatest concern are West Wales, Devon, Cornwall, County Down in Ireland and the west coast of North East England (stock photo)

Helene is currently in the Atlantic. The moment the storm hits the ground, it will have reduced its power but could still cause serious damage, such as the interruption of travel links and the uprooting of trees.

Helene is currently in the Atlantic. The moment the storm hits the ground, it will have reduced its power but could still cause serious damage, such as the interruption of travel links and the uprooting of trees.

Helene is currently in the Atlantic. The moment the storm hits the ground, it will have reduced its power but could still cause serious damage, such as the interruption of travel links and the uprooting of trees.

Parts of eastern England, including London and the southeast, Birmingham and the Midlands and East Anglia will experience a marked increase in heat with the mercury ready to reach 26ºC on Monday

Parts of eastern England, including London and the southeast, Birmingham and the Midlands and East Anglia will experience a marked increase in heat with the mercury ready to reach 26ºC on Monday

Parts of eastern England, including London and the southeast, Birmingham and the Midlands and East Anglia will experience a marked increase in heat with the mercury ready to reach 26ºC on Monday

In some more exposed places, you could feel isolated gusts of over 70 mph and coastal areas could see 65 mph winds (stock photo)

In some more exposed places, you could feel isolated gusts of over 70 mph and coastal areas could see 65 mph winds (stock photo)

In some more exposed places, you could feel isolated gusts of over 70 mph and coastal areas could see 65 mph winds (stock photo)

What to expect with a yellow weather warning for the wind

Some delays are expected in transport by road, rail, air and ferry.

Bus and train services may be affected, and some trips take longer.

Some loss of power in the short term and other services.

Coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by dew and / or large waves.

Some damage to trees, for example, large branches or trees that fall in some places.

Source: Met Office

Winds are likely to blow at 40 or below 50 mph throughout the warning area. Meanwhile, in some coastal areas of the Irish Sea, most likely in Wales and northwest England, there are likely to be gusts between 55 and 65 mph.

In some more exposed places you can feel isolated gusts of more than 70 mph.

However, not all is bad news and some parts of the country could see an increase in temperature.

The eastern parts of England, including London and the southeast, Birmingham and the Midlands and East Anglia, are all set to experience a marked increase in heat with the mercury set to reach 26 ° C and even up to 27 ° C in specific areas .

Mr. Bowles said: "The average temperature for September in these places tends to be around 18 ° C or 19 ° C, so the difference will be noticeable."

A yellow warning has been issued so that people are aware of the storm in advance, allowing them to plan ahead and know what to expect.

The odds in the hottest month of September have reached record lows, with bookies offering a 4/6 shot (from 10/11) that this is reduced to the best recorded September.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: "It seems increasingly likely that this month will break records with increasingly high temperatures."

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