Storm Diana weather warning for Cumbria extended

29 November, 2018, 07:51 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Waterford weather warning increased to ORANGE as Storm Diana approaches

The Met Office has issued a series of weather warnings as Tayside and Fife prepares to be battered by a weather front associated with Storm Diana.

Meanwhile, there's still a Status Yellow wind warning in place for the rest of the country valid from 5am on Wednesday until 4pm on the same day.

Gusts of up to 60mph (97 km/h) were recorded along Irish Sea coast on Tuesday, with stronger winds expected on Wednesday. The winds pickup across Britain through the day and after a good deal of fine, bright weather, cloud and rain spread in from the west.

Storm Diana is set to hit the United Kingdom today, bringing heavy rain and gales of up to 70mph.

Travel has been disrupted by wet and windy weather, ahead of Storm Diana which is expected to bring severe gales to NI.

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"There's a risk if the low pressure deepens a bit more than we expect at the moment there's even stronger winds developing across western parts of England and Wales".

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for western parts of the country as the powerful winds approach.

Storm Diana, named by the official Portuguese Meteorological Authority (IPMA), will do away with the current cold spell and bring wetter and windier conditions to the UK. Winds will also turn northwesterly across Northern Ireland later, transferring the main focus to northern areas here.

Rain is also being predicted to fall, with the strongest downpours predicted to be during the morning rush hour, but it should still remain quite warm for the time of year, with temperatures hovering between 10 and 12 degrees.

"Rain and the strongest winds will gradually retreat to the North East".



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