Brace yourselves for Storm Diana

It should feel less-cold as the air flow moves from the south-west

A yellow weather warning is issued by the Met Office in conjunction with the National Severe Weather Warning Service when severe impacts, including travel disruption, are expected.

Cork County Council said that its weather assessment team met today to plan for possible coastal flooding, as a result of heavy rainfall, tidal surge and expected high winds.

Wednesday will be a wet, windy day, with gales possible, especially along coasts and hills, although some drier intervals are likely.

"If this occurs, gusts of 70-80 miles per hour could be seen, mainly in exposed locations, bringing increased likelihood of more significant disruption".

A "major change" in the UK's weather is expected in the coming days as Storm Diana sweeps in from the Atlantic.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind right across the United Kingdom as Storm Diana makes herself known on Wednesday.

Predicted gusts during Wednesday
Storm Diana set to hit Sussex

Severe rainfall will affect other parts of the United Kingdom, with the storm expected to bring between 60mm and 80mm of rain. Severe gales are likely in the South West. Winds will also turn northwesterly across Northern Ireland later, transferring the main focus to northern areas here.

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

It read: "Heavy and persistent rainfall is expected from Wednesday afternoon".

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.

Staying unsettled, with Thursday seeing another mild, wet and potentially very windy spell.

"Friday will be brighter but colder with blustery showers. Winds will moderate across the south of the warning area by evening and then across remaining parts overnight".

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