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

Met Office issue yellow weather warning as Dorset prepares to be hit by Storm Diana

Storm Diana set to hit Sussex

Storm Diana, which was named by the Portuguese Meteorological Authority due the area of low pressure's early impact on the Azores, is the fourth named storm to batter the British Isles this autumn and winter.

PEOPLE in North Wales are warned to expect wet and windy weather as Storm Diana is expected to hit the United Kingdom on Wednesday and Thursday.

The weather warning is in force until 3pm this afternoon, while Storm Diana is set to bring even more gales from Wednesday.

The Status Orange wind warning was issued by Met Éireann at 11am on Tuesday and affects Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Clare, Wexford and Galway.

There is a small chance of very strong and disruptive winds, "with some short term loss of power and other services possible" and "injuries and danger to life from flying debris possible".

It read: "Heavy and persistent rainfall is expected from Wednesday afternoon".

The Yellow Warning covers the period between 3am and 2pm tomorrow (Thursday).

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By tonight, the next band of rain appears in the southwest and this is linked to Storm Diana.

The last Met Office named storm was Callum, which battered parts of the United Kingdom in mid-October.

The forecast of severe weather follows strong winds and heavy rains today, which led to restrictions being put in place at Dublin Port where terminal operations were shut down for much of the morning.

Inland gusts of 50 miles per hour are likely with gusts of 60-65 miles per hour in exposed locations.

Powerful winds topping 85 km/h will blast all of Ireland as well as Scotland, Wales, southeast England and northern England during the day on Wednesday.

"Wet and windy weather will sweep across the United Kingdom during Wednesday".

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