Storm Diana To Pelt Britain With Heavy Rain And 80mph Gales

29 November, 2018, 07:52 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Roads could become difficult to pass as strong winds and snowfall are expected

Winds of 60mph are expected across western regions, but the strongest gusts are predicted in the far north of Scotland, with Shetland bracing for winds of up to 75mph through Wednesday and into Thursday.

"There is significant uncertainty over how severe this system will be, but a wet and windy day is expected regardless".

There have been high winds and heavy rain as Storm Diana hits Sussex, and the harsh weather conditions look set to continue.

The week ahead (starting Monday 26 November) will see a marked change from the recent cold weather as wet and windy weather sets in from the west.

Severe rainfall will affect other parts of the United Kingdom, with the storm expected to bring between 60mm and 80mm of rain.

The weather forecast for the next two days
Image The weather forecast for the next two days. Kort Veðurstofa Íslands

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for western part of the United Kingdom this morning, with delays expected to public transport and routes carrying large vehicles from gales of up to 70mph.

As part of the yellow warning, the Met Office said large waves would pose a "danger to life" along coastal areas in south-west England and Wales on Thursday.

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

A forecaster said that there will be south to southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h will gust 110 to 130 km/h. "Winds strongest along exposed coasts, where a few higher gusts are possible".

Diana, named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service, will also bring local flooding to some areas of Ireland tomorrow, as well as northern parts of the UK. But drier, less windy weather, with bright spells and scattered showers over Munster will extend countrywide this afternoon. "A White Christmas may be more likely this year than most".

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