Hurricane Helene could bring severe weather to the United Kingdom next week

Hurricane Helene could bring severe weather to the United Kingdom next week

As of 8 a.m., the hurricane is predicted to make landfall along the coast of the Carolinas tomorrow (Sept. 14), according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Hurricane Center.

The storms themselves - with a calm "eye" at their center - can measure up to 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) across. Though there now are no coastal watches or warnings, over the next couple days the disturbance could produce gusty winds and rain storms for Hispaniola and Jamaica.

NOAA satellite photo taken at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday shows Tropical Storm Isaac, right, on the doorstep of the Antilles, while Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm, takes aim at the USA east coast.

"We're expecting 500-1,000 millimeters in Jacksonville, where the average monthly rainfall is 180-200 mm", Emmanuel Bocrie, forecaster at the Meteo France weather service, told Agence France-Presse.

Helene is now in the Atlantic Ocean following behind Hurricane Florence, which was expected to hit the eastern coast of the USA late Thursday or early Friday.

Former Tropical Storm Isaac dissipated overnight Saturday, the National Hurricane Center said.

Meanwhile, Isaac is a tropical storm that will eventually die out as it moves closer to the Yucatán Peninsula, according to Bridges. "Maximum sustained winds remain near 90 miles per hour (150 km/h) with higher gusts". A Tropical Storm Watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area. In the past, confusion and false rumors have arisen when storm advisories broadcast from radio stations were mistaken for warnings concerning an entirely different storm located hundreds of miles away.

An additional three feet of water would bring the storm surge to 6 feet high, potentially destroying homes along the coastline. Near the coast, the surge will be accompanied by large waves.

Once a hurricane named Isaac, the depression is now "dissipated" in the Caribbean according to the National Hurricane Center on September 15, 2018. Swells generated by the storm could produce life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.

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