Published: Fri, November 30, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Dundee and local area placed under flood alert ahead of Storm Diana

Dundee and local area placed under flood alert ahead of Storm Diana

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

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warn for wind for the Portsmouth area, it is in place from 3am today until 2pm this afternoon.

Britain is set to be battered by gales yet again today as gusts reach speeds of up to 80mph and Storm Diana continues to lash the country with rain.

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for western part of the United Kingdom this morning, with delays expected to public transport and routes carrying large vehicles from gales of up to 70mph.

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

The Met Office warning crosses much of the country.

. High sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

'We've also got a yellow warning for rain in Scotland with quite high levels of rain in the area, and we could see 40-50mm of rain across the hills'.

Meanwhile Keswick, Cumbria, saw 47.4mm of rain.

Storm Diana is expected to move away during Wednesday evening.

Further afield, Storm Diana has been named by IPMA (the official Portuguese Meteorological Authority) because of its expected impacts in the Azores on Tuesday. The next name to be used will be Deirdre.

The Met Office said that gusts, which will be travelling up to 70mph, will be "very strong and disruptive".

Roads and bridges could also be closed as a precaution.

"Floods can quickly turn into life-threatening situations so NFCC ask that people listen to advice and avoid entering flood water whether on foot or in a vehicle".

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