Storm Gareth blows in

Arturo Kim
March 13, 2019

The Met Office has issued an official yellow weather warning for wind, which remains in place until 3pm on Wednesday (March 13).

Forecasters are warning that the storm, which is due to make landfall around midday, will batter the country with heavy rain and "damaging gusts" of up to 130kmh.

Wind speeds of 70mph (110 km/h) were recorded at 04:00 GMT on Wednesday at Capel Curig, the Met Office said.

The rest of the country has been placed under a yellow wind warning - with gusts of up to 100kph forecast - and high seas expected along the Atlantic coast.

MET Éireann has issued three separate weather warnings with Storm Gareth set to blow through Ireland early this week.

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 has extended its "danger to life" weather warning as the United Kingdom braces for Storm Gareth. High-sided vehicles and motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to strong winds.

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Gusts of 70-75mph are likely along northern coasts, perhaps up to 80mph for a time.

A yellow weather warning for rain is also in place in parts of northern England on Thursday and Friday.

Torrential rain and high winds are due to hit Northamptonshire in just a few hours.

"Winds will steadily ease through Wednesday morning". The wind and showers will gradually ease as the day progresses, ahead of more prolonged evening rain.

The storm has been caused by a deep area of low pressure.

"People need to be aware that there could be some travel disruption because there could be delays to things like ferries and aircraft and also bridges may need to be closed".

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