Tropical Storm Helene is still making her way towards Europe, with the latest indicators predicting it to shift nortwards, directly towards Ireland and the UK. Winds are expected to be strongest at sea and along the south and southeast coasts.
As Storm Helene gets ready to batter the country, roads and public transport are expected to be impacted. Tuesday night will be wet again with another spell of rain approaching, with lowest temperatures of 9 or 10 degrees. For much of England and Wales, it's going to be a strangely warm if increasingly windy, but mostly dry day.
A yellow warning remains in place but the storm is not thought to pose a risk to life.
However, the storm is expected to move quickly through the country clearing overnight on Monday.
The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind, with coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities likely to be affected by spray and/or large waves.
But Helene is still due to bring unseasonably warm weather in London and the south east due as the low pressure draws up warm air from the south. "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". 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. Nearly quite a bonkers set up into the early half of next week.
At the moment, Helene is a tropical storm, just below the hurricane category 1, the lowest rank on the Saffir-Simpson scale.
The latest advisory from the NHC states the storm will transition towards a tropical depression when it nears the United Kingdom and Ireland.