Storm Diana set to hit Sussex

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.

All tourists travelling in Iceland need to heed these warnings says the met office who also urges people to follow road conditions carefully.

The Met Office warning states that strong winds could result in some short-term loss of power, damage to buildings and delays to some rail, air and ferry services.

The Orange wind warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford predicts severe winds associated with Storm Diana on Wednesday with south to southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

Mr Miles said the storm, named by the Portuguese authorities, "had quite an impact on islands in the Atlantic", but had weakened as it travelled towards the UK.

The yellow alert will be in force between 3am and 2pm.

Heavy rain is expected in northeastern Scotland, prompting warnings the conditions may lead to travel disruption and flooding in places.

Some roads and bridges may close.

In a statement, Met Éireann said an upgraded warning was likely after the forecaster updated one of two Status Yellow weather alerts it issued across 16 Irish counties yesterday. Winds will also turn northwesterly across Northern Ireland later, transferring the main focus to northern areas here.

"Should this occur, wind gusts of around 80 miles per hour are possible, particularly along exposed coastlines".

Hundreds of homes have seen power cuts due to adverse winds and rain, with Western Power Distribution showing outages across the South West, Midlands and Wales during lunchtime and early afternoon.

"Through Friday evening there's still plenty of heavy showers around and then through the night wet weather sweeps in through most of England and Wales and much of Northern Ireland".

  • Rogelio Becker