Weather warning of strong winds for eastern areas as Storm Helene returns to hit the UK

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds Picture: SIMON PARKER

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for strong winds Picture: SIMON PARKER - Credit: Archant

A weather warning for strong winds has been issued for parts of Eastern England – though Suffolk and Essex are set to escape the worst.

The Met Office has several warnings in place for the UK, which is set to experience high winds as the remnants of Storm Helene returns from across the Atlantic.

One of the warnings, which takes effect from 9pm tonight until 6pm tomorrow, covers a large swathe of the UK, including much of the east coast, as far south as Norfolk.

“A spell of strong winds for western and some central parts of the UK during Monday night and Tuesday morning,” the Met Office said.

“Some damage to trees is possible, for example large branches or trees falling in a few places.

The yellow warning for wind covers northern parts of East Anglia Picture: MET OFFICE

The yellow warning for wind covers northern parts of East Anglia Picture: MET OFFICE - Credit: Met Office


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“Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.”

The Met Office added on Twitter: “Storm Helene will arrive this evening and overnight bringing strong winds and spells of heavy rain.”

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Forecasters at Norwich-based Weatherquest said that as Storm Helene moved back across the Atlantic it would also pull warm air from the Bay of Biscay over East Anglia.

Weatherquest’s Chris Bell said there could be blustery winds of up to 40mph, though most of the stronger winds would be felt over Ireland and western Scotland.

The conditions are also expected to bring a spell of warm weather with temperatures reaching highs of 25C tomorrow.

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