‘Danger to life’ weather warning issued for Sheffield

Met Office issue yellow weather warning as Dorset prepares to be hit by Storm Diana

Yellow weather warnings have been issued for most of Scotland, the North West of England and down the western coast, with forecasters also predicting a knock-on effect in Yorkshire.

The weather warning is in force until 3pm this afternoon, while Storm Diana is set to bring even more gales from Wednesday.

A spokesman for The Met Office said: "A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain".

Looking further ahead, a period of bitterly cold weather is expected from mid-December, with snow possible.

"On Wednesday storm Diana, which has been named by the Portuguese meteorological agency, will begin to cross the country from the southwest".

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The western parts of the United Kingdom will be worst affected - meaning us in Co Armagh and beyond.

It will be wet and windy in Reading this week.

Meanwhile, there's still a Status Yellow wind warning in place for the rest of the country valid from 5am on Wednesday until 4pm on the same day. Within the warning area expect gusts of 60mph. Those living in coastal areas have also been warned to beware the additional dangers of large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties. "This will come on top of rainfall on Tuesday, and melting snow".

"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".

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.

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