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Storm Helene to bring 70mph winds to Scotland

Written by on 16th September 2018

Summer in Scotland is most definitely over.

Gone are the impromptu barbecues in Kelvingrove Park, and in their place is a Met Office issued yellow warning for high winds and rain.

Storm Helene is expected to hit the UK late on Monday 17, and continue throughout early Tuesday morning.


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Strong winds are expected, starting in the far southwest of England and across western Wales. The strongest weather is set to hit Scotland in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Glasgow will not be hit quite as hard as the southern parts of the country, with Ayrshire and Dumfries expected to bear the worst.

The Met Office say they expect disruption to occur across public transport. If you’re travelling through to university, be sure to plan ahead.

A statement reads: “Storm Helene is expected to push north-east towards the UK late Monday, before clearing quickly to the north of Scotland through Tuesday morning.

“There remains large uncertainty in Helene’s exact track, however a spell of very strong winds is expected, initially for parts of south-west England and west Wales, then later south-west Scotland and the south-east of Northern Ireland.

“Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 mph quite widely in the warning area, with possible gusts of 70-80 mph in exposure.”

Don’t let the storm get in the way of GCU’s Freshers Week. Check Twitter for regular updates on train and bus travel, and be sure to join us for a week of socialising. Not sure what’s going on? Check out our ultimate Freshers guide for societies and sports.


Elle Duffy

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