Storm Diana is expected to impact Cumbria on Wednesday and Thursday with high winds and rain. Please make sure you drive to the conditions of the road and be sure and check road conditions before you set off on your journey. #WeatherReady#Cumbria
Water blocking the lines, as well as debris, silt and mud making its way onto the track, are only part of it.
Image copyright PACEMAKER Image caption People in Belfast are bracing themselves for stormy weather on Wednesday A number of weather warnings are also in place in the Republic of Ireland, where thousands of homes and businesses are without power.
The Met Office has issued a warning for strong winds across much of Northern Ireland on Wednesday.
Temperatures are predicted to be mild, with highs of 15C (59F) possible in the South East today and tomorrow - around 5C (9F) above average for the time of year.Storm Diana, named by the IPMA Portuguese weather service, threatened the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean on Monday.Storm Diana, which follows a recent cold and sunny spell in the UK, comes as hundreds of flights have been delayed and cancelled after thick fog descended on the South East.
Weather warnings as Storm Diana hits the UK
Here is the Infrared satellite to 9am this morning showing Storm Diana approaching the west of Ireland. #StormDiana was named by the Portuguese Met Service @ipma_pt The latest forecasts, rainfall radar, observations and warnings are available at
Status Orange wind warning issued for 6 counties from tomorrow as Storm Diana hits Ireland. Several flights cancelled tomorrow morning @CorkAirport Please check flight status in advance with your airline. #StormDiana
Britain braces for strong wind and heavy rain as Storm Diana moves in
👷♀️👷 Our teams are on standby to help keep passengers moving safely during Storm Diana. 🌬🛤 More on how storms and flooding affect the railway: ➡ #StormDiana
Roads have been closed and trees have fallen as Storm Diana brings 70mph winds to Britain.The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for wind and rain in western parts of the country which remain in place until 3am on Thursday.Forecasters also warn of potential power failures and loss of life from flying debris as high winds continue into Thursday afternoon across most of England and Wales.Thursday's wind warning will be in place until 2pm and also affects the east coast of Scotland.The strong winds are already affecting travel in several areas, with the Britannia Bridge on the A55 closed to all vehicles except cars and car-sided vans, and the Corran ferry off until further notice.AA Roadwatch reported fallen trees on roads in Ireland.Engineers from Network Rail on are standby to attend any incidents on Britain's railways as winds and rains pick up.Network Rail explained: "Floods, high winds and landslips can destroy railway infrastructure and block lines, so our teams repair damage and clear debris to ensure trains can continue to run.
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Storm Diana update: ESB Networks crews working to restore power to 19,000 homes, farms and businesses.
"The lasting damage that flood water can cause to infrastructure can lead to ongoing repair work that takes days, weeks or even months."
Storm Diana set to hit UK with heavy rain and up to 70mph winds
Fallen trees Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) has said a further 151 homes are without power in Enniskillen in County Fermanagh, while there are also numerous outages in parts of County Down, Armagh and in Armoy in County Antrim.
Flights cancelled from Cork and Dublin as ‘Storm Diana’ warnings issued