Stormy end to month as Diana arrives with 70mph gales

Stormy end to month as Diana arrives with 70mph gales

Stormy end to month as Diana arrives with 70mph gales

A storm of up to 50 metres per second is expected and roads could become impassable and flights may be disrupted as the winds are accompanied by snowfall.

The Met Office said: "A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain".

The Yellow Warning in force across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside comes into force at around 3am on tomorrow (Thursday) and runs until around 3pm on the same day.

"In either case, winds will moderate by late morning across western England and Wales, then by mid afternoon across northern England and southeast Scotland".

A storm brought wet and windy conditions to the Portsmouth area.

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Ireland and Northern Ireland will likely suffer the most significant delays to travel during the morning commute, before winds push east during the daytime hours.

Waves crash against the Cobb in Lyme Regis
Waves crash against the Cobb in Lyme Regis

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". With that, there will be some heavy bursts of rain.

Sweeping in from the Atlantic, Storm Diana was named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service due to its effects first being felt by the Portuguese Azores.

The UK Met Office has warnings for strong winds on Wednesday and heavy rain and Met Eireann also has wind warnings out for wind and rain during Tuesday with more to come midweek.

Strong southerly winds draw up more mild air with temperatures up into the mid-teens.

"On Friday this low, which has joined with Diana, will move towards Scotland, winds won't be as strong as on Wednesday or Thursday but it will still be breezy".

Diana is not on the list of the Met Office's official storm names for this winter, and originated further south.

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