Weekend Weather Takes A Turn As UK Forecasts Snow And Strong Winds

Storm Gareth is continuing to hit the UK
Storm Gareth is continuing to hit the UK

12 March, 2019

Devon and Cornwall Police tweeted: "Police receiving exceptional number of calls from right across Devon and Cornwall re fallen trees across roads this morning due to the high winds".

Gareth is the third storm to be named this season after Erik in February and Freya earlier this month.

The Met Office have issued another weather warning for Northern Ireland, with snow and ice forecast for Sunday night into Monday morning.

A status yellow wind warning has been put out for Galway and all of Ireland as Storm Gareth approaches.

It's set to bring winds of up to 130 km/h to Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo from noon tomorrow.

The warning is in place from 12.15am tonight to 12pm tomorrow (March 12) covering Lancaster, Burrnley, Preston and reaching into the Fylde coast.

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

"These strong northwesterly winds will extend to Wales and much of England on Wednesday where a yellow warning for wind has also been issued", added the Met Office.

Winds could reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km.

Gusts of up to 50-55 miles per hour are likely inland and 65 miles per hour along western coasts.

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.

On Saturday rain and hill snow will begin to clear and give way to heavy showers.

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