Storm Helena to hit Ireland

Storm Helena

Met Éireann Issues Weather alert as Storm Helena Approaches

On Monday night, ex tropical storm Helene will track northeastwards close to the southeast of Ireland. Current forecasts indicate that south to southeast winds will reach gale or strong gale force over the Celtic Sea and Irish Sea, but will be fresh to strong over land. However, it is possible that yellow level warning criteria may be reached in counties Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Dublin, Meath and Louth. Suitable warnings will be issued if necessary.
Associated weather fronts will bring rain. On Monday, rain will be heavy in west Galway and county Mayo with a risk of flooding. Rainfall warnings have been issued for these counties. On Monday night, rain will spread eastwards across Ireland bringing heavy rain to many areas for a time and a risk of spot flooding. The rain will clear overnight.

Status Yellow – Gale Warning

West to southwest winds will reach gale force this evening and tonight on Irish coasts waters from Hook Head to Roches Point to Valentia and on the south Irish Sea.

Issued: Monday 17 September 2018 05:00

For more information see Met Éireann.