Storm Diana set to bring high winds and heavy rain to Hartlepool

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The Met Office has warned of travel disruption as gusts of up to 60mph are expected.

Strong winds and heavy rain are expected in the Calderdale district during Thursday.

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"A yellow wind warning is in place on Wednesday until 3am on Thursday".

The Orange wind warning for Cork, Kerry and Waterford predicts severe winds associated with Storm Diana on Wednesday with south to southwest winds of 65 to 80 km/h and gusts of 110 to 130 km/h.

Portsmouth City Council said that the event, which was planned to take place from 4pm to 6pm on Wednesday evening, had to be called off because of the high winds and rain.

He added: "Storm Diana has been named by Portugal's IPMA as a result of impacts on the Azores".

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

The first sign of wet and windy weather will sweep across the country from the south west on Tuesday, November 27 but it will start to feel less-cold after a foggy start in Reading.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for wind for Carlisle and the western half of Cumbria for tomorrow.

"There could be some risks for high-sided vehicles on high roads, and people should be careful in coastal areas". Yet more rain and strong winds expected next Saturday night and on Sunday.

Storm Diana, named by Portugal's IPMA weather service, is now threatening the Azores.

Powerful winds topping 85 km/h will blast all of Ireland as well as Scotland, Wales, southeast England and northern England during the day on Wednesday.

Rain is also being predicted to fall, with the strongest downpours predicted to be during the morning rush hour, but it should still remain quite warm for the time of year, with temperatures hovering between 10 and 12 degrees. With that, there will be some heavy bursts of rain. Southerly winds will increase very strong with gale gusts.

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