Storm Diana warning for 70mph winds and heavy rain across Northern Ireland

Arturo Kim
November 29, 2018

Strong winds are expected to continue to cause disruption across Wales on Thursday, according to the Met Office.

A spokesman from the MET office said: "A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds combined with widespread and, in places, heavy rain".

There is also a Status Yellow rain warning in place for the same 16 counties until 2pm today. "But it does look likely some of us will see gales and heavy rain which could well cause some travel issues".

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. There will be high seas also, with a risk of coastal flooding.

A statement issued by the Met Office explains: "A weather system will move northeastwards across the United Kingdom on Thursday bringing widespread strong winds".

DORSET is set to be battered by Storm Diana this week.

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Over the weekend, violent clashes occurred as the United States attempted to stem the flow of people crossing into the country. Mr McAleenan added: "As the events unfolded, quick, decisive and effective action prevented an extremely risky situation".

Winds will be strongest along exposed coasts, where a few higher gusts are possible.

He added: "Storm Diana has been named by Portugal's IPMA as a result of impacts on the Azores".

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. That moves over England during Thursday morning rush hour.

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

A new cyclonic low, which will span 2,000 miles from the north of France to southern Greenland could be strong enough to warrant another name - Deirdre - before the weekend.

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