Storm Diana heads for Warrington with chance of 80mph winds

Minnie Murray
November 29, 2018

"If this occurs, gusts of 70-80 miles per hour could be seen, mainly in exposed locations, bringing increased likelihood of more significant disruption".

Storm Diana is set to bring heavy rain and severe gales of up to 70mph to the United Kingdom today.

With Storm Diane initially expected to skirt past the region up the west coast, an updated post on Wednesday night placed a Yellow Warning across the majority of Yorkshire.

Gusts of up to 80mph are possible as the storm moves across the United Kingdom, with forecaster warning the gale force winds could lead to damage and cause disruption to transport networks.

Forecaster are predicting that both Wednesday and Thursday will be very unsettled, with strong winds combined with heavy rain.

"There is a strong likelihood of severe weather orange warning for this particular event", she said.

The national forecaster has issued a status yellow weather alert for Limerick which is due to come into effect at 5am on Wednesday.

These will ease for a time, before breezy conditions return by dawn, with further rain or drizzle possible.

He said: "As one warm weather front clears another one moves in, and this deep area of low pressure for Wednesday bringing very wet and very windy weather". The rain will be heavy giving downpours with the chance of flooding locally, but brighter weather with showers will follow gradually from the southwest. Mild, top temperatures 13 to 15 C. Winds mainly fresh from the southwest. But winds will ease from the south through the period until 2pm on Wednesday.

Strong SE winds will continue for Northern Ireland and the Irish Sea, veering to a southerly as the temperatures leap up for Devon and Cornwall this morning to 12C.

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