Met Office issues weather warning as Storm Diana brings 80mph winds and flooding

26 November 2018, 16:37 | Updated: 26 November 2018, 17:32

Raining storm diana
Raining storm diana. Picture: Getty

The UK is bracing itself for downpours of rain and heavy floods as Storm Diana is set to sweep the country with strong gusts of wind.

Britain can expect 80mph winds, torrential rain and flooding by the end of the week as a new storm sweeps in from Europe.

Storm Diana, named by the official Portuguese Meteorological Authority (IPMA), will do away with the current cold spell and bring wetter and windier conditions to the UK.

Low pressures combining with Storm Diana will make way for strong winds and heavy downpours which are set to hit Britain from Wednesday.

Dan Harris, the Met Office's deputy chief meteorologist, said: "It now looks very likely that we will see a major change in the UK's weather early in the week ahead.

"We expect spells of wet and windy weather to sweep across the UK from the southwest from Tuesday, although at the moment there is uncertainty around the timing and the focus for the heaviest rain and strong winds by Wednesday as Storm Diana approaches our shores."

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The Daily Mail claims that the storm will bring gales of up to 80mph could be seen over western parts of the UK.