Ex Hurricane Helene Brings Heavy Rain To W Scotland, Gusty Winds To Eng/Wales But Deeper Low Hits Wednesday!

Written by on September 17, 2018 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

It’s been on the charts for several days and now we’re under Helene’s wind and rain this evening. Nothing unusual about this but sure is bringing a wet night here in Oban with local flooding a given.

Latest radar shows that I’m under the shield of heaviest rains from Helene.


Surface/precip chart for tonight.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

While the heavy rains are focused on western Northern Ireland and Scotland, the winds are focused over England and Wales. Exposed hill tops are feeling the breeze at 70 mph so far over Cairngorm and Great Dun Fell. Gusts of 30 to 40 mph are being felt across several parts of England and Wales.

Helene clears north tomorrow but gives way to a deeper, stormier depression Wednesday. Perhaps the first named of the season given intensity and the fact the trees remain in full leaf? Either way expect some disruption from this bad boy with gusts widely 30-50, locally 60 mph in Scotland with 75 mph on the west coast, 90-100 mph over the hills.

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

Credit: wxcharts.eu

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