Tropical storm Helene to hit on Monday

Tropical storm Helene to hit on Monday

Tropical Storm Helene to create waves in MadeiraExtreme weather is making headlines right now, with hurricane Florence in the US and super-typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines. Not to be left out, the Diario reports that the effects of tropical storm Helene, which is expected to cross the Azores on Saturday, could hit Madeira on Monday, but only in the form of heavy seas.
According to press agency Lusa, quoting Patrícia Gomes, a meteorologist at the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), “we may feel some effects from tropical storm Helene on the 17th, Monday. There may be an increase in sea turmoil in the western coastal strip of the mainland and in Madeira, and with the information we have at the moment waves could increase up to 3 or 3.5 metres”. It is not clear at the moment whether a yellow warning could be issued.
The photo is from the blog in December 2013
Peter just sent in the following graphic. Looks like the UK is at the end of the path?

and this from Jim: Mean sea level pressure and wind speed at 850 hPa

5 thoughts on “Tropical storm Helene to hit on Monday

  1. We can expect problems at the airport then. The BBC weather forecasters have mentioned this storm possibly hitting the UK but they cannot be precise at the moment.

  2. Yes, the storm is staying further west and brushing past Os Açores. It then seems to weaken as it nears the British Isles. Not going to affect Madeira.

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