Orange Wind Warning Issued As Storm Gareth Approaches Ireland

Orange Wind Warning Issued As Storm Gareth Approaches Ireland

Orange Wind Warning Issued As Storm Gareth Approaches Ireland

The UK Met Office and Met √Čireann have declared Storm Gareth is expected to hit Ireland on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The storm, named by Met Eireann, will bring strong winds to many areas, especially parts of Northern Ireland, northern England, Wales and Scotland.

As the evening progresses forecasters expect gusts of 70-75 miles per hour along northern coasts, reaching up to 80 miles per hour for a time.

Stormy Britain is set to be battered by a volley of heavy showers and gale force winds when an area of deep low pressure tracks across the country.

Wind speeds are considered hurricane strength after reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour.

As Storm Gareth spreads across the rest of the United Kingdom, it could cause travel disruption as well as danger to life due to flying debris, falling trees and large waves.

Northern areas of the United Kingdom are current being affect the most by the storm.

Another Met Office tweet added that northern England was particularly at risk of travel disruption and localised flooding.

"Gusts of up to 50-55mph are likely inland and 65mph along western coasts".

What is the weather forecast for this week?

The overnight snow comes as an active jet stream from the Atlantic hurtles directly across the United Kingdom bringing strong winds, torrential downpours, and sleet. Sunshine and blustery showers follow, heavy in places and wintry over northern hills.

Tonight: Showers easing in the north, allowing a widespread frost. Highest temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees with fresh, gusty westerly winds.

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