Storm Diana to bring gale-force winds to Preston

Storm Diana to bring gale-force winds to Preston

Storm Diana to bring gale-force winds to Preston

The Met Office warns that people should expect delays to public transport and journey times could take longer.

Those same forecasters from the Met Office are predicting the weather front will build over the coming day before reaching us around 9am on Wednesday.

While the Portsmouth area is outside the weather warning, the city is set to experience strong winds again today.

Heavy rain and winds have already been experienced in the south west and across Ireland, but it is Thursday when the poor conditions are expected to sweep across the country.

The warning has been put in place for 3am to 2pm on Thursday.

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.

"We are working closely with the Met Office and other agencies to allow us to make informed decisions, to ensure we have staff on the ground where needed", the company said.

Storm Diana is set to hit the United Kingdom today, bringing heavy rain and gales of up to 70mph. There'll be further spells of rain too tomorrow; but it will become mainly dry later in the day.

Meanwhile, Cathal Nolan from the Midland Weather Channel expects similar conditions.

John Hammond of weathertrending said: "Computer forecasts show a revved-up jet stream sweeping away high pressure".

Thursday will be cool and blustery with a mix of bright spells and occasional showers.

Strong SE winds will continue for Northern Ireland and the Irish Sea, veering to a southerly as the temperatures leap up for Devon and Cornwall this morning to 12C. "Winds will be less strong into the weekend but more rain is likely, particularly in the South and West".

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