Disruption from winds set to continue around Wales

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

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

Further afield, Storm Diana has been named by IPMA (the official Portuguese Meteorological Authority) because of its expected impacts in the Azores on Tuesday.

ANOTHER severe weather warning for strong winds has been issued by the Met Office.

Forecasters said gusts of up to 75mph could disrupt road, rail, air and ferry transport and cause power outages.

An orange wind warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford comes into effect from 6am to 12pm, while a similar warning will be in place for Wexford, Galway and Clare from 9am until 2pm.

The strong winds will also bring some rough seas and large waves to coastal areas.

The Met Office warning crosses much of the country.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning with high winds expected to batter the North East tomorrow.

By tonight, the next band of rain appears in the southwest and this is linked to Storm Diana.

A yellow warning has been put in place from 3am to 3pm.

"Check the travel news before you set off and take particular care where roads dip, for example under railway bridges, which are more likely to flood".

Inland gusts could reach 50mph with gusts of 60 to 65mph in exposed locations. "The strongest winds are expected along coastal areas in the west, Northern Ireland, and the far northeast of Scotland, where gusts of 60-70 miles per hour, locally 75 miles per hour, are likely".

Hundreds of homes have seen power cuts due to adverse winds and rain, with Western Power Distribution showing outages across the South West, Midlands and Wales during lunchtime and early afternoon.

'Heavy rain is also likely to affect southern and western England as well as Wales, and following on from recent wet weather this may lead to some very localised surface water flooding'.

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