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Weather forecast: Storm Diana to lash United Kingdom with 80mph winds and rain

Weather forecast: Storm Diana to lash United Kingdom with 80mph winds and rain

Storm Diana is sweeping through Britain, bringing strong winds and gales of 70 miles per hour and causing road closures across the country.

A "major change" in the UK's weather is expected in the coming days as heavy rain and strong winds move in from the Atlantic.

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

A yellow warning has been put in place from 3am to 3pm.

The Met Office said that weather conditions had improved for much of the United Kingdom, and sunshine, blustery showers and colder weather can be expected across the United Kingdom on Friday, with temperatures of 8 to 10C anticipated in England and Wales.

There's more wet and blustery weather on the forecast today with a yellow weather warning in place throughout tomorrow.

The Met Office in London has issued a similar alert for much of Northern Ireland. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

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"On Friday this low, which has joined with Diana, will move towards Scotland, winds won't be as strong as on Wednesday or Thursday but it will still be breezy".

Both warnings are also in relation to the "severe winds associated with Storm Diana on Wednesday".

He explained: 'By the time it got to us it would not meet the criteria for us to name it'.

Roads have been flooded and trees brought down while train services have been cancelled and flights delayed due to extreme gusts and gales of more than 80mph.

The Met Office said that gusts, which will be travelling up to 70mph, will be "very strong and disruptive". This will slowly lift and clear to reveal some brightness, however skies will soon cloud over again with outbreaks of heavy rain arriving through the afternoon.

'If the road ahead is flooded, don't chance it - flood water can be deceptively deep, so turn around and find another route'.