Experts predicting Ireland to receive 'severe gale warnings' early next week

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

"Areas of low pressure containing what's left of Storm Helene will still provide moisture and energy which will impact the United Kingdom quite a bit as we go into the early part of next week".

Met Éireann have warned that strong winds, high intensity rainfall and a risk of flooding are expected in the coming days as tropical storm Helene prepares to hit Ireland on Monday night.

Some parts could see highs of 26C (78.8F), which is 7C to 8C above average for the time of year, the Met Office said.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind for Monday and Tuesday.

Emma Smith, meteorologist with the Exeter-based Met Office, said more details would emerge within the next day over what impact the storm might have.

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"Please follow the metoffice & traffic scotland for more info".

"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.

South Wales and Cornwall are expected to bear the brunt of the remnants of Hurricane Helene, which is now off the Azores.

On the West Coast of Scotland, ferry sailings were disrupted on a number of CalMac routes and the ferry operator yesterday said some services were "liable to disruption and cancellation at short notice". The strongest winds then transfer northwards to be over northern England and, perhaps, the far south of Scotland, during the early hours of Tuesday.

"Wednesday now looks like being a wet day with heavy rain and strong south-west winds".