"It's possible that the west coast of Wales and Cornwall could get some winds as well, but we will get a clearer picture of what to expect very soon".
"South to southeast winds will reach force 6 or 7 this evening on all Irish coasts".
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service has warned motorists to take extra care.
People have been ordered to evacuate the Carolinas ahead of strong winds and heavy rain as the hurricane lands.
Not everywhere will be bathing in the brief blast of heat and severe weather warnings are in place for high winds in western areas of Britain on Monday and Tuesday.
Meanwhile, motorists are being warned to "exercise additional caution" in the coming days as the large amounts of rainfall are expected.
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The updated rainfall warning is extended to cover counties Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.
"Helene is still over the Atlantic but it's weakening and we're a lot more confident of what's going to happen", a spokesperson for the Met Office said.
Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.
However, rain will become widespread for a time tonight with some intense and heavy bursts over a relatively short timeframe, bringing a risk of spot flooding, especially in the west and northwest.
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.
While some outlets have already begun referring to depressions in the Atlantic as Storm Ali and Storm Bronagh, Met Éireann has said that neither have actually been named yet.