Hurricane Helene ‘THREAT TO LIFE’ warning - United Kingdom to be hit on MONDAY

Cristina Cross
September 14, 2018

Wind gusts of up to 65mph are forecast with up to 80mph possible in more exposed areas.

The storm is about 775 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. It was located about 345 miles east of Guadaloupe.

Tropical Storm Isaac, which passed between the Caribbean island nations of Dominica and Martinique late Wednesday and early Thursday, is now moving nearly due west across the eastern Caribbean Sea. "Some wind, no rain and rising sun".

"It's not a zero event".

"Meteorologists don't see any environmental factors that would help to weaken the storm", Weather Channel meteorologist Dale Eck said in an interview today.

Florence is the most unsafe of three tropical systems in the Atlantic.

"It's just extremely busy and it's even busier than a year ago and all at once", Blake said.

Computer models are in general agreement that Subtropical Storm Joyce will move northeasterly across the Atlantic towards Europe. "It's a nasty interplay that makes it very hard".

Despite Tropical Storm Isaac being forecast to dissipate before moving to Jamaica early next week, the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) is urging the public to maintain a high state of preparedness. But forecasters also said the opposite could happen when it brushed up against strong wind shear.

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Flaherty said there is a small piece of good news, in that the "flow" in the southeastern quadrant of the storm has been reduced slightly.

Officials warned there was a chance of "life-threatening inundation from rising water" as the hurricane is due to hit land on Friday.

Sustained winds have reached nearly 105 miles per hour. We have several storms to track in the Atlantic and another one in the Pacific heading towards Hawaii.

We'll continue to monitor Florence, but as far as our weather is concerned, all of the storm is expected to stay south of our region through the weekend.

A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere in the warning area within 36 hours, and a watch within 48 hours.

The Met Office has issued a yellow status weather of wind as a result.

The NHC at 11 a.m. on September 12 has issued warnings for Tropical Storm Isaac, which is still moving west about 420 miles east of the island of Martinique.

Met Éireann said: "Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland's south coast during Tuesday".

With the ground already saturated from recent rain, another drenching from Florence combined with winds could easily lead to trees being uprooted and widespread power outages, he said.

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