Storm warning for Wednesday and Thursday with winds up to 50 m/second

Marsha Scott
November 30, 2018

A spell of strong winds and heavy rain has been forecast for the Harrogate Region on Thursday.


The Met Office has once again issued Danger to Life Warnings, which are today concentrated in south-west Scotland and south-west England.

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

The Met Office said 35mm of rain could fall in parts of Scotland in just six hours, with areas of the United Kingdom hit by "widespread strong winds".

A wet and windy day in store with gales or severe gales, especially around coasts and hills.

Rich Walters spotted a trampoline under a bridge in Hotwells, Bristol, that had been moved due to strong winds in the area.

The yellow warning runs from 03:00 until 15:00 GMT.

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Initial weather warnings were extended today throughout north east Scotland, the north and east of England as Storm Diana progressed across the country from the west.

Meanwhile Keswick, Cumbria, saw 47.4mm of rain.

Storm Diana is expected to move away during Wednesday evening, although showers are likely to persist into Thursday, November 29.

Met Éireann has warned that Storm Diana looks set to lash the country from Wednesday following another area of low pressure on Tuesday. We wouldn't have named it if it was just on the basis of what was happening in the UK.

Three people were killed in separate incidents when Storm Callum hit the UK. The next name to be used will be Deirdre.

George Flinton of the AA said: "Heavy rain and strong wind, coupled with commuting home in the dark, can make for some very hazardous driving conditions".

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