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14th Sep 2018

Hurricane Helene will arrive to Ireland next week so batten down the hatches

Jade Hayden


If you’ve been outside at all over the past few days, you’ll know that it has been wet, a bit cold, and just fairly miserable, to be honest.

Not the most ideal of weather-situations and apparently it’s only about to get worse because the tail-end of a hurricane is about to hit Ireland and it’s not going to be pretty.

Hurricane Helene is travelling through the Atlantic at the moment and once she gets here, she’ll have enough rain and wind for everyone.

Well, mostly those living in the south coast of the country.

RTE reports that the National Hurricane Centre in the US said that the weather event will be packing wind speeds of 140km/h, but that by the time it reaches the UK and Ireland, it won’t be as severe as it has been elsewhere.

A spokesperson for Met Eireann said that the downgraded hurricane will likely reach Ireland by Tuesday.

They said:

“Current indications are that (ex-) tropical storm Helene will approach Ireland’s south coast during Tuesday.

“It is likely to bring wet and windy weather later on Tuesday, but at the moment there are no indications that it will bring any severe or damaging weather.”

Can’t wait, yeah.