Tropical storm Helene continues to weaken and will transition to an ex tropical storm this afternoon.
It is currently located to the north of the Azores at approximately 43°N and 28°W. It will continue to track northeastwards towards Ireland through the rest of today and Monday.°
On Monday night, ex tropical storm Helene will track northeastwards close to the southeast of Ireland. Current forecasts indicate that south to southeast winds will reach gale or strong gale force over the Celtic Sea and Irish Sea, but will be fresh to strong over land. However, it is possible that yellow level warning criteria may be reached in counties Cork, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow, Dublin, Meath and Louth. Suitable warnings will be issued if necessary.
Associated weather fronts will bring rain. On Monday, rain will be heavy in west Galway and county Mayo with a risk of flooding. Rainfall warnings have been issued for these counties. On Monday night, rain will spread eastwards across Ireland bringing heavy rain to many areas for a time and a risk of spot flooding. The rain will clear overnight.
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