When will Storm Gareth hit and how bad will it be?

Met Éireann issues three new weather warnings as Ireland braces itself for Storm Gareth

Met Éireann issues three new weather warnings as Ireland braces itself for Storm Gareth

By around 4pm on Tuesday gusts of up to 60mph are forecast to hit Northern Ireland, before moving across to mainland Britain. 20-40 mm of rainfall is expected quite widely with 50-60 mm possible over higher ground in Cumbria.

Another day, another report of extreme weather heading straight for us - this time it's apparently snow, sleet and strong winds, which are set to hit the United Kingdom and send the country into meltdown.

TuesdayBrightening up after a cloudy start tomorrow, Tuesday, with occasional showers, some of them heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

Those western counties can expect storm force winds reaching average speeds of 65-75km/hr, and gusts reaching 130km/hr. Southern parts of the United Kingdom will be mainly dry with sunny spells.

And although temperatures will be near average for the time of year, it will often feel colder due to the strong winds.

He said there will also be a "band of heavy rain" which will push south-eastwards, followed by some "very heavy showers" during Tuesday and Wednesday.

It is one of a series of weather warnings to have been issued recently - with one in place for snow and ice over the the past weekend.

Winds will ease gradually here through Wednesday morning and the yellow weather warning is expected to end at around 3pm.

This means the alerts are now in affect for large parts of Northern Ireland, most of England and southwest Scotland.

As the weather becomes warmer in the afternoon, the snow and sleet with transform over to rain.

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