Weather warnings issued ahead of arrival of Storm Gareth

Storm Gareth hits UK

A storm will be named on the basis of "medium" or "high" potential impacts from wind but also include the potential impacts of rain and snow.

It's been said winds could reach 80mph in Northern Ireland as Storm Gareth makes its way across Britain.

A slight reprieve in conditions is expected on Monday, but the Met Office has issued two further yellow weather warnings for wind later in the week.

According to the Met Office's current forecast gusts of up to 52mph will hit the city around lunchtime on Tuesday, with the strong winds continuing over the following 24 hours with max speeds of 46mph on Wednesday.

This warning comes into effect at 6pm this evening and will remain in place until 6am tomorrow.

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.

A yellow weather warning has been issued for severe gale force winds.

Gareth will also dump heavy rain across the country.

Paul Gundersen, of the Met Office, said the strong north-westerly winds will also affect south-west Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday. Rain will spread southeastwards over the country on Wednesday night with some heavy bursts, especially in Atlantic coastal counties.

Icy patches, wintry showers and windy, expected Sunday night and first thing Monday giving a few travel problems. Highest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees with fresh, gusty westerly winds, easing later in the day.

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