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Storm Helene to bring strong winds to Norfolk as weather warning is issued

PUBLISHED: 11:33 17 September 2018 | UPDATED: 13:09 17 September 2018

File photo of windy conditions at Cromer on the North Norfolk Coast. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE.

File photo of windy conditions at Cromer on the North Norfolk Coast. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE.

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A weather warning has been issued for parts of Norfolk as the remnants of Storm Helene move across the country.

The Met Office has issued the yellow warning for northern and western parts of the county due to the risk of strong gusts.

The warning is in place from 9pm on Monday to 6pm on Tuesday.

It states: “A spell of strong winds for western and some central parts of the UK during Monday night and Tuesday morning.

“Some damage to trees is possible, for example large branches or trees falling in a few places. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

“Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer and delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.

“Some short term loss of power and other services is possible.”

Wind speeds in some places could hit 60mph but a spokesperson for the Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest said gusts in parts of Norfolk may reach 45mph. He added the peak winds will be late on Tuesday morning and into the afternoon.

Helene is also due to bring unseasonably warm weather to the south east due as the low pressure draws up warm air from the south.

Temperatures could hit 25C over the next couple of days with overnight temperatures feeling warm and muggy with possible highs of 16C.

On Friday the Met Office warned the storm could bring hazardous conditions when it sweeps across parts of the UK and through the Republic of Ireland. But the majority of Helene’s strong winds are now predicted to spend themselves over the Irish Sea from Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Helene is still over the Atlantic but it’s weakening and we’re a lot more confident of what’s going to happen.

“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.”

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