Major change ahead with Storm Diana brewing in Atlantic

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

The Met Office has this morning issued a severe weather warning for strong winds for Sheffield and South Yorkshire.

Meanwhile, there's still a Status Yellow wind warning in place for the rest of the country valid from 5am on Wednesday until 4pm on the same day. "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".

The rain will turn heavy and persistent across the Pennines later, with temperatures reaching a maximum of 7°C.

The Met Office has issued a warning for strong winds across much of Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

High seas are also expected, with a risk of coastal flooding.

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Mr Miles added: "Anyone in the United Kingdom can expect to see wind and rain over the next few days".

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.

Hartlepool has been warned to batten down the hatches to prepare for the arrival of Storm Diana. With that, there will be some heavy bursts of rain.

Tomorrow Wednesday will be a very windy, blustery day, with strong to gale force winds, southerly veering southwest giving some severe gusts in places. But winds will ease from the south through the period until 2pm on Wednesday.

"Thursday will be drier but there'll still be showers around, mainly on southern coasts, turning to more persistent spells of rain at times in the west and north". Southerly winds will increase very strong with gale gusts.