Saturday, 23 March, 2019

Disruption as Storm Gareth batters United Kingdom with gales of up to 75mph

Met Éireann issues three new weather warnings as Ireland braces itself for Storm Gareth Gusts of over 50mph forecast to hit Wrexham as further weather warning issued
Leonard Rios | 13 March, 2019, 15:31

She said Gareth would also bring squally heavy showers to parts of the country.

The Met Office have issued yellow wind warnings for parts of the United Kingdom for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Transport links are at risk of being impacted throughout Wednesday, while there were fears racing at Cheltenham Festival would also be affected.

A status orange wind warning comes into effect for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from midday.

The warning will be valid from tomorrow at 12:00pm through to Wednesday morning at 9:00am.

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Westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km.

Strong winds are expected which has caused a yellow warning to be put in place for today and Thursday by the Met Office.

He added: "There will be strong winds across most of the United Kingdom due to Storm Gareth and that's why we have a yellow warning".

This Evening and Tonight: Very windy, with widespread gales, perhaps severe gales in exposure.

Gusts of up to 75mph battered parts of Scotland on Tuesday night, while winds of over 60mph struck the west of the United Kingdom in the early hours of Wednesday. Temperatures are predicted to drop to between 2 and 5 degrees. A clearance may develop over more northern counties during the afternoon, but the rain looks likely to continue further south. More rain and a few thunderstorms are possible early Thursday and again Thursday evening but in-between the rains, gusty winds will elevate temperatures to almost 70-degrees.

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