Ex-Hurricane Helene set to bring strong winds to Merseyside next week

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Merseyside will see an increase in wind through Monday and Tuesday as Ex-Hurricane Helene arrives.

Some parts of the North west have been placed an a yellow warning for wind, as gusts of up to 80mph could be expected.

Although Merseyside just misses out on the weather warning, latest forecasts suggest that the region could see gusts reach around 40mph.

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These gusts are still strong enough to cause damage, large waves and very windy conditions by the coast.

As the former hurricane arrives, it will drag warmer air up from the south, allowing temperatures across the country to rise a little.

Temperatures on Tuesday are expected to reach 20C with plenty of sunny spells across the region.

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However, the Met Office suggest that the region could be placed on a warning in future and could see stronger winds if the track of Helene changes.

The Met Office say: “Storm Helene is expected to push north-east towards the UK late Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning.

“There remains large uncertainty in Helene’s exact track, however a spell of very strong winds is expected, initially for parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the south-east of Northern Ireland.

“Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 mph quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 mph in exposure.”

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