STORM Diana is set to smash into the UK in hours with the bad weather forecast to bring 70mph winds and floods.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for part of the country as Brits brace for transport delays and power cuts.
Warnings are in place from 3am on Wednesday until 3pm on Thursday with as much as two inches of rain brought in on the winds.
It will be a very windy day for all with gales or severe gales, especially in the north and west, according to forecasters.
The Met Office say rain is likely for most places, with the heaviest showers over Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Diana is expected to make landfall in just hours along the west coast of Britain from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands.
SPONSORED: Save £100s off your energy bill every year
SWITCHING energy firms can save you hundreds of pounds every year.
Switchcraft finds the best deal for you – and continues to switch you on to cheaper deals, so you never have to do it yourself.
£5 cashback is paid into your bank account within 4 months of completing the switch. Pre-paid meter customers will receive a £5 Amazon voucher. Promotion ends 31/12/18. Open to those aged 18 and over. UK residents only. Click here for full T&Cs.
NewsUK has a brand partnership with Switchcraft.
As many as 62 flights to or from London Heathrow were disrupted by noon today — with a further 380 delayed by more than 15 minutes.
Storm Diana, named by the IMPA Portuguese weather service, is currently threatening the Azores and will be the fourth major storm system to hit the UK this autumn.
A huge region of low pressure from two Atlantic storms is set to drag a huge mound of water into Britain’s coast, set to sweep over sea defences.
Richard Miles, a spokesman for the Met Office, told The Sun Online: “The weather from Storm Diana will affect us tomorrow and overnight as there will be strong winds and rain.
“We can expect gusts of 60mph and in the most exposed westerly places along the western coast from Cornwall to the Shetland Islands could see gusts of up to 70mph.
“The rain warning applies to Scotland and the eastern central Scotland, where up to 50mm is expected to fall in localised areas.”
He added: “The rain warning is not as widely distributed as the wind warning. The wind is the major thing to look out for.
“Across the UK will get heavy and persistent rain but not as much as Scotland.
“We can expect 20mm to 40mm to fall elsewhere across the country.”
The Met Office’s Mr Miles said: “People will need to be careful on coastal roads, which will be affected by spray and large waves.
“People will need to exercise care around those areas.”
And the Environment Agency has released flood alerts for parts of South East England, particularly from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.
MOST READ IN NEWS
Meanwhile, bookies have slashed the odds on a White Christmas blowing in.
Bookmakers Coral cut white Christmas odds to 7/4 in Aberdeen and 2/1 in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
A spokesman said: “Bookies are in a shiver about the festive freeze.”
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 782 4368. You can WhatsApp us on 07810 791 502. We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.