Weather warning for gale force winds

Weather warning for gale force winds

Weather warning for gale force winds

The Met Office also warned gusts could reach 80mph along northern coasts. 20-40 mm of rainfall is expected quite widely with 50-60 mm possible over higher ground in Cumbria.

The storm, which follows last month's Storm Freya, was named by the Irish Meteorological Service and will bring strong winds and heavy rain to the United Kingdom on Tuesday and into Wednesday. Southern parts of the United Kingdom will be mainly dry with sunny spells.

The warning's valid from noon tomorrow until 9am on Wednesday. Highest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees with fresh, gusty westerly winds, easing later in the day.

Rain, with some heavy bursts, will spread up over much of the country this evening and early tonight, turning wintry with some falls of sleet and snow.

Storm Gareth will be the second storm to hit the Portsmouth area in March following Storm Freya which brought heavy rain and winds at the start of the month. This next band of heavy rain is expected to last for several hours, sweeping eastwards - and arriving in Plymouth at around 8am.

Cloud will increase from the south-west later today with rain arriving in parts of Munster and south Connacht towards evening.

The second is for wind affecting Northern Ireland from 3pm on Tuesday to 12pm on Wednesday (March 13).

On Saturday a weather warning for snow and ice was issued for Northern Ireland until 11am on Sunday.

According to the Met Office there is a small chance injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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