Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Storm Diana set to hit Sussex

Storm Diana set to hit Sussex

On Monday morning, a Status Yellow wind alert was issued to Munster, Dublin, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Wicklow, Galway and Mayo - but this has now been revised with even stronger gales expected.

Hartlepool has been warned to batten down the hatches to prepare for the arrival of Storm Diana.

Sweeping in from the Atlantic, Storm Diana was named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service due to its effects first being felt by the Portuguese Azores.

The Met Office has warned that wind speeds are likely to reach close to 70mph and a yellow weather warning has been issued for the eastern part of the province from 9am until midnight.

"This will lead to a risk of flooding from surface water in the afternoon and evening of Wednesday and from watercourses from Wednesday evening into Thursday. Winds strongest along exposed coasts, where a few higher gusts are possible".

Storm Diana, named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service, is now threatening the Azores and is due to make itself felt over western parts of the United Kingdom on Wednesday. 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.

Some rain showers are forecast for Tuesday, but the more severe wet and windy weather will push in from the south west tomorrow. If you have travel plans, through the rush hour for example, there could well be some issues.

"Thursday will be wet and very windy again for most, though Northern Ireland and northern Scotland will be spared the worst of it".

Strong southerly winds draw up more mild air with temperatures up into the mid-teens.

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