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This is exactly when Storm Helene is set to pummel Birmingham as Met Office issues weather warning

Birmingham Mail logo Birmingham Mail 18/09/2018 James Rodger
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Storm Helene is expected to pummel Birmingham this evening.

Forecasters have put a yellow weather warning in place.

The alert is in place between 9pm on Monday evening and 6pm Tuesday.

Forecasters warn a "spell of strong winds for western and some central parts of the UK during Monday night and Tuesday morning."

Today and tomorrow temperatures are set to rise to in the early 20's - however rain and blustery conditions will also be in store.

a man walking in the rain © Credits: Daily Mirror

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BBC forecaster Sara Blizzard said: "We are going to see the temperatures increasing and it is all due to this former hurricane Helene.

"The storm is starting to work its way in from Monday night onwards.

"There are some very strong winds associated with it but some warm air also starting to come in.

"So Monday and Tuesday will see a marked change in temperatures.

"Tonight will be clearer skies with a little bit of mist and temperatures of 9-10 degrees.

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"Tomorrow morning will be fine and dry with some early morning sunshine, there may be the odd showers by the afternoon but temperatures will also increase with the day feeling warmer with highs of 22c."

Met Office issues yellow weather warning for Birmingham with Storm Helene set to pummel city

The agency warns: "Although now expected to bring less strong winds, the remnants of Storm Helene will move northeastwards across Wales and England during Monday night and Tuesday.

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"A spell of strong winds is expected, initially mainly in the far southwest of England and across west and south Wales.

"The strongest winds then transferring across the Midlands and parts of northern England during Tuesday morning and into the afternoon.

"Winds are likely to gust 40-50 mph quite widely across the warning area whilst some coasts and hills of southwest England and Wales could have gusts of 55-60 mph."

The regions affected by the warning are the West and East Midlands.

Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent and Telford are also affected.

Warwickshire, West Midlands Conurbation, Worcestershire are impacted as well.

Some damage to trees is possible, for example large branches or trees falling in a few places.

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely.

Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer.

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely.

Some short term loss of power and other services is possible.

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Hour by hour weather forecast

TIME DESCRIPTION TEMP FEELS
16:00MON Mostly Cloudy 20 20
17:00MON Partly Cloudy 20 20
18:00MON Partly Cloudy 20 20
19:00MON Partly Cloudy 20 20
20:00MON Mostly Clear 19 19
21:00MON Clear 18 18
22:00MON Clear 18 17
23:00MON Clear 18 17
00:00TUE Clear 17 17
01:00TUE Clear 17 17
02:00TUE Partly Cloudy 17 16
03:00TUE Mostly Cloudy 17 16
04:00TUE Light Rain / Wind 17 15
05:00TUE Light Rain / Wind 17 16
06:00TUE Light Rain / Wind 18 16
07:00TUE Cloudy / Wind 18 16
08:00TUE Cloudy / Wind 18 17
09:00TUE Cloudy / Wind 18 17
10:00TUE Cloudy / Wind 18 17
11:00TUE Mostly Cloudy / Wind 18 17
12:00TUE Partly Cloudy / Wind 19 19
13:00TUE Partly Cloudy / Wind 19 19
14:00TUE Partly Cloudy / Wind 20 20
15:00TUE Mostly Cloudy / Wind 20 20
16:00TUE Cloudy / Wind 20 20
17:00TUE Mostly Cloudy / Wind 20 20
18:00TUE Mostly Cloudy / Wind 19 19
19:00TUE Partly Cloudy / Wind 19 19
20:00TUE Partly Cloudy / Wind 18 17
21:00TUE Mostly Cloudy / Wind 18 17
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