Storm Diana will bring heavy rain and severe gales to the UK this week – here’s everything you need to know

Storm Diana will bring heavy rain and severe gales to the UK this week – here’s everything you need to know
Storm Diana is due to arrive in the UK on Wednesday, with gales of up to 60mph possible (Photo: Shutterstock)

Heavy rain and gales are expected to hit the UK later this week, as Storm Diana sweeps in from the Atlantic.

Conditions should turn wet and windy tomorrow (27 Nov), with the storm officially arriving on Wednesday.

“We expect spells of wet and windy weather to sweep across the UK from the south west from Tuesday, although at the moment there is uncertainty around the timing and the focus for the heaviest rain and strong winds by Wednesday as Storm Diana approaches our shores,” said Dan Harris, deputy chief meteorologist at the Met Office.

This week’s forecast

Some rain showers are forecast for today in the east of the UK, but more severe wet and windy weather will push in from the south west tomorrow.

Anyone heading out and about for Halloween is advised to take a waterproof (Photo: Shutterstock)
Between 60mm and 80mm of rain could fall on Tuesday and Wednesday this week (Photo: Shutterstock)

After building in the Atlantic, Storm Diana is due to arrive on Wednesday, with gales of up to 60mph possible in western parts of the UK. Heavy rain is also expected, although the storm is expected to move through relatively quickly.

Western areas of the country could experience between 60mm and 80mm of rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Temperatures are predicted to be mild, with highs of 15C possible in the south east on Wednesday and Thursday – around 5C above average for the time of year.

Storm Diana is expected to pass during Wednesday evening, although showers are likely to persist into Thursday.