STORM Diana to smash Britain with winds of 80MPH! Potential STING JET to amplify winds further!

The relative calm of the last week or so is due to come to an end today as a series of powerful Low pressure systems takes aim at the UK.

By midday Tuesday wind speeds will be on the rise as will the amount of rain fall. Temperatures are also expected to rise up to 15c however given the significant wind speeds it won’t feel that pleasant.

The biggest concern for travellers on Tuesday will be that rainfall which is expected to be heavy at times.

As we go into the period for Wednesday through Friday the winds become the main concern with a chance that the fourth named storm of the season is announced by the UK Met Office (Currently a yellow warning for the period Wednesday to Thursday has been issued).

Update: The IPMA Portuguese weather service have since named this Storm Diana so it will take that name rather than the next on the list of UK Met Office named storms.

An area of Low pressure to the North West of the UK is expected to intensify bringing wind speeds of up to 80MPH across high ground in Northern England and parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland.

An additional risk for parts of England which itself will face strong winds up to 50MPH and Wales up to 60MPH come in the form of a sting jet which could Amplify wind speeds considerably for a short period of time. Should this occur wind speeds could hit 80-90MPH with damage to trees, Fences, Roof tiles etc.

Beyond that the UK is given a brief respite before further wet and windy weather is expected Sunday into Monday.