Storm Helene arrives in Northern Ireland with 70mph winds

UK Met Office also issued warnings for wind storms across England and Wales on Sunday

UK Met Office also issued warnings for wind storms across England and Wales on Sunday

Remaining rain in the east and southeast will clear quickly on Sunday morning, a mostly dry and bright day will follow, with just a scattering of showers, mainly in Connacht and Ulster, weather forecasters are saying.

Storm Helene could bring with her disruption to road links and rail links, as well as other forms of transportation.

Tropical Storm Helene, is heading towards Ireland.

The Met Office warning has been issued from 6pm on Monday to noon on Tuesday, with gales of up to 70mph expected.

"The centre of the storm will go up through the middle of Ireland and most of the strong winds will be in the Irish sea and to the west of Scotland".

A yellow rain warning is in place for Galway and Mayo - but it could be extended to more counties as the storm moves closer.

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

Formerly Hurricane Helene, the downgraded storm will bring a spell of strong winds to western parts of the United Kingdom today and tomorrow.

A yellow warning has also been issued for southern Scotland and the whole west coast of England and Wales, from Penzance in Cornwall to Portpatrick in Dumfries and Galloway.

Storm Helene is due to arrive in Ireland this week with experts forecasting some extreme weather from Monday until early Thursday and now Met Éireann has released new information about what exactly we can expect.

"By the time it reaches the United Kingdom we're looking at potential for 40 to 50mph gusts, with isolated chances of 55 to 60 miles per hour gusts on exposed high ground or coastal areas", Met Office spokesperson Nicola Maxi told i.

Up to 40 millimetres of rain is forecast in parts of the West.

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