Things are getting serious.
Weather experts have warned that people’s lives are at risk as Storm Helene is set to batter the coast next week.
The UK Met Office has said that gale force winds will bring disruption and hazardous conditions from Monday evening.
According to Independent.ie, Storm Helene is among a number of tropical storms brewing and evacuations being carried out across US southern states.
Met Éireann has issued a briefing ahead of the storm landing in Ireland.
The Met Office has issued two yellow alerts ahead of Storm Helene’s arrival.
The warning said “very strong winds” could pose the risk of “injuries and danger to life” because of flying debris.
Met Éireann has said it is monitoring the situation and will issue warnings closer to the time if needed.
It is thought the ex-tropical storm will make landfall on Monday night and will bring spells of wet and windy weather on Monday night and Tuesday morning.
“Winds will ease somewhat, and Tuesday will be cloudy with frequent showers while staying very blustery.
It’ll stay very unsettled through Wednesday and Thursday also with frequent spells of rain, and a potential for further sizable amounts. Winds predominantly from the southwest will often be strong.”