Updated: 12/1/2018 4:35:51 AM
A woman was killed and another was badly injured when the car they were in was crushed by a tree as severe gales battered the UK.
Two bodies have been found in the search for an elderly couple after their car washed up on a Brit beach in the Storm Diana chaos.
Updated: 11/30/2018 1:26:10 AM
Storm Diana is battering the UK with strong winds and heavy rain and coastal communities have been warned to expect flooding. The Environment Agency has issued three flood warnings – where flooding is expected – at Lyme Regis and West Bay in Dorset and the River Yarty Devon. Sixteen flood alerts have also been issued mainly in the south west but also on the River Derwent in Cumbria and the North Sea coast at Bridlington in Yorkshire.
Updated: 11/29/2018 2:17:20 AM
The Met Office has warned up to 35mm of rain could fall in parts of Scotland in six hours, while a vast swathe of the UK could be hit by "widespread strong winds".
Storm Diana is continuing to batter the UK with torrential downpours, gales that could touch hurricane force and giant waves that threaten travel chaos and damage to homes.
A so-called "double-vortex super-tempest" has most of the country under yellow weather warnings for strong winds and heavy rain which could lead to flooding.
A wind warning is in place for all of Wales, most of England (except the south-east and East Anglia) and southern parts of Scotland until 2pm on Thursday as unsettled conditions move north-eastwards across the country.
Storm Diana brought strong gusts on Wednesday - with Capel Curig in Snowdonia, Wales, recording gusts of 90mph, while Keswick, Cumbria, saw 47.4mm of rain.
More than 130 oil workers were flown to safety after a North Sea platform lost power during Storm Diana. An emergency was declared on Wednesday and a coastguard helicopter helped transfer 135 people to the neighboring Brent Alpha and Bravo platforms. A yellow weather warning for wind was in place in the Scottish Borders, Highlands and northern isles. Meanwhile a series of yellow warnings for rain have been in place across large parts of Scotland.
Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The Irish Meteorological Service (Met Eireann) has issued Wind Warnings for Wednesday, November 28, 2018, ahead of the approaching Storm Diana. A Yellow warning is in effect nationwide and Orange for southwestern counties.
Tonight will again be wet and windy, but Wednesday will turn very windy, with strong to gale force and very blustery winds.
Orange wind warning, valid 06:00 - 12:00 LT, November 28, was issued for six southwestern counties - Cork, Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Galway and Clare.
The counties are expected to be hit by winds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.
High seas will also lead to a risk of coastal flooding, Met Eireann warns.
Yellow wind warning, valid 05:00 - 16:00 LT, November 28, was issued for the entire country. South to southwest winds of 55 - 65 km/h are expected with gusts to 110 km/h.
Storm Diana Facts
Affected Area: 700 km.
Alert Level: Orange