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Storm Diana to bring gale-force winds to Preston

Posted on - 26th November, 2018 - 3:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News, Preston weather
Storm clouds expected over the Docks Pic: Ian Lambert
Storm clouds expected over the Docks Pic: Ian Lambert

Preston is being told to brace for the arrival of Storm Diana.

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

The yellow weather warning, the lowest level, covers the city and a big swathe of Lancashire from 9am to 9pm on Wednesday (28 November).

There’s a further warning of strong winds through from 3am to 3pm on Thursday (29 November).

A statement from forecasters says: “A very unsettled spell of weather is expected, with strong winds, combined with widespread and in places heavy rain. Winds are expected to increase from the far southwest early on Wednesday, spreading northeast, with areas adjacent to the Irish Sea most exposed to the south to southeasterly wind.

“Wind gusts of 60 mph are expected, with a few, more exposed, locations seeing 70 mph gusts. Winds will also turn northwesterly across Northern Ireland later, transferring the main focus to northern areas here. The strong winds will also bring some rough seas and large waves, with some coastal impacts possible.”

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