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Tropical Storm Helene Speeding To The North

Tropical Storm Helene Speeding To The North

The National Hurricane Center downgraded Isaac to a tropical storm overnight but said Tuesday that it could be "at or near hurricane levels" on Thursday, when it approaches the Lesser Antilles Islands.

The storm was moving west at 16 miles per hour and had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles per hour.

Met Office meteorologist Alan Deakin said: "Hurricane Helene may influence things in combination with an area of low pressure over the coming days". The storm has 45 miles per hour sustained winds with higher-speed gusts.

The current forecast is that "Storm Helene" or "ex-Tropical Storm Helene" will be to the south of Ireland on Monday night (September 17).

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More than 10 million people live in areas under warnings or watches for hurricane- or tropical storm- force winds, CNN reports . More than 12,000 people were in shelters in North Carolina and 400 in Virginia, where the forecast was less dire.

Tropical Storm Isaac was edging towards the Leeward Islands Thursday morning on a path that could bring the storm into the Cayman Islands area.

Tropical storm warnings were issued for Martinique, Dominica, and Guadeloupe. The hurricane center is giving the system a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm within the next five days.

According to NHC: "A Hurricane Watch means that hurricane conditions are possible within the watch area". "Intermittent rain bands are expected on St. Croix as Isaac passes south of the big island". Eastern, and an intermediate update will be at 2 p.m. That's out in open ocean, where waves are much larger than those reaching the coast as storm surge.

In South Carolina and other parts of North Carolina, rain could be 6 to 12 inches, isolated up to 24 inches.

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THROUGHOUT the summer months and into the autumn, news coverage across the world depicts scenes of devastation and destruction caused by strong tropical storms.

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 45 miles from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles.

The NHC is estimating that as many as 20 inches of rain could fall in some places along the southern North Carolina coast while bringing in excess of 10 inches of rain in parts of SC.

Of the Atlantic's two active hurricanes - Florence and Helene - Florence posed the greatest threat to land, as it neared the Carolinas and Virginia as a Category 3 hurricane.

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Irish people are being warned to expect some "disturbed" weather as Hurricane Helene heads for the country. This general motion, accompanied by a further decrease in forward speed, is expected to continue through today.


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