Weather map shows HORRIFIC Storm Gareth SMASH into Britain

Weather map shows HORRIFIC Storm Gareth SMASH into Britain

Kerry Wise
March 12, 2019

The risk of hail and thunder will also increase towards morning.

A deep area of low-pressure, which will cross to the north of the United Kingdom late on Tuesday into Wednesday, has been named Storm Gareth.

The Met Office have sounded another weather warning for our region, with more snow and ice forecast for Sunday night into Monday morning.

Westerly winds could reach 75km/h with damaging gusts of between 110 to 130km/h possible in Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

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

After a slight reprieve in conditions expected on Monday, the wild weather is expected to make a return towards the middle of the week.

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"Showers will be heaviest in the north, falling as snow over hills, but sunshine is likely between showers".

The Met Office has issued a list of scenarios that the public should be aware of before Storm Gareth strikes Northern Ireland in the coming days.

The Met Office says winds of up to 29 miles per hour can be expected. Highest temperatures of 4 to 7 degrees with fresh to strong, gusty westerly winds and with gales on coasts.

Those western counties can expect storm force winds reaching average speeds of 65-75km/hr, and gusts reaching 130km/hr.

The yellow warnings will see Britain battered by strong winds and heavy rain and will be in affect until Friday. However, persistent rain will develop in the southwest in the late afternoon and spread over Munster and south Leinster.