Stormy end to month as Diana arrives with 70mph gales

29 November, 2018, 07:51 | Author: Donnie King
  • Stormy Weymouth Harbour

Gusts of up to 80mph are possible as the storm moves across the United Kingdom, with forecaster warning the gale force winds could lead to damage and cause disruption to transport networks.

Strong winds and heavy rain are expected in the Calderdale district during Thursday.


He said: "We have a yellow warning for wind in the west of the United Kingdom for today and tomorrow. The strongest winds are expected along coastal areas in the west, Northern Ireland, and the far northeast of Scotland, where gusts of 60-70 miles per hour, locally 75 miles per hour, are likely".

Gusts of up to 130km/h are forecast along with high seas and some coastal flooding as the storm tracks over Munster and parts of Connacht tomorrow.

Storm Diana is set to bring heavy rain and severe gales of up to 70mph to the United Kingdom today.

The Iceland Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for most parts of Iceland for tomorrow and until midnight on Thursday.

A complex and slow-moving area of low pressure will dominate the weather scene over the Atlantic into the new working week, bringing a change to wetter and windier weather across the United Kingdom from Tuesday.

Gusts of up to 80mph are possible as Storm Diana moves across the UK. Yet more rain and strong winds expected next Saturday night and on Sunday.

Storm Diana was named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service, and threatened the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday. Winds will also turn west to southwesterly across Northern Ireland and western Scotland later, transferring the main focus for strong winds here, then finally to northern Scotland through the evening.

And as for the remainder of this week: "Wednesday will be a wet and windy day".

"The worst place is on the west coast".

"Friday will see further showers with strong southwesterly winds gradually easing to a moderate southerly and the further outlook to the weekend indicates continued unsettled conditions with rain at times".



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