Met Éireann issues orange alerts ahead of Storm Diana

Geneva Stokes
November 29, 2018

Continuing very windy into the afternoon; but the winds will gradually start to ease a little later; but still fresh to strong and gusty by nightfall, with gales still in southeastern parts.

The Met Office has this morning issued a severe weather warning for strong winds for Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

There is also a Status Yellow rain warning in place for the same 16 counties until 2pm today.

This spreads NE through Ireland and the United Kingdom during Wednesday morning rush hour and further rain hits Northern Ireland and Scotland in the afternoon.

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

. If you have travel plans, through the rush hour for example, there could well be some issues. Rain will clear the west in the evening and will be heavy at times in the north and northwest.

Tomorrow Wednesday will be a very windy, blustery day, with strong to gale force winds, southerly veering southwest giving some severe gusts in places.

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"Storm Diana will become engulfed by another low-pressure system in the Atlantic working its way towards the UK".

Brits are set to endure a downpour and buffeting winds as Storm Diana hits the United Kingdom today.

The weather service also warns there is a high likelihood bridges and exposed road could close in the far northeast of the UK.

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

It is expected to move through relatively quickly, although showers are likely to persist into Thursday.

Forecasters have issued two two yellow warnings for Wednesday and Thursday (November 28 and 29), with damage to buildings, transport delays and power cuts possible according to the Met Office.

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