Snow-ice warning issued nationwide

Snow-ice warning issued nationwide

Snow-ice warning issued nationwide

There is also the risk of some hail, with lowest temperatures of 0 to 3 degrees with moderate to fresh westerly winds.

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

The Met Office has issued two further yellow weather warnings for wind - the first of which covers much of Northern Ireland, and will begin at 3pm on Tuesday and last until midnight.

A status orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

During the warning periods, across Northern Ireland there could be gusts of 60mph-70mph, with 50mph-55mph seen quite widely across England and 60mph-65mph in coastal areas.

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The Met Office UK outlook for Friday 15 March to Sunday 24 March said: "Unsettled conditions are set to continue on Friday with strong winds and showers across northern and central areas".

Conditions are not expected to settle until Wednesday.

Sunday will be a cold, raw day with widespread wintry showers or rain, hail, sleet or snow with a risk of thunder. Gusts of 50-55 miles per hour are likely inland and up to 65 miles per hour along western coasts.

The Met office expects the weather to remain consistently wet, with light rain through the night - before turning heavy again from 6am on Tuesday morning. Showers will gradually ease through the morning, becoming confined to northeast Ulster in the afternoon.

Strong winds are set to batter the United Kingdom as Storm Gareth moves in. This evening, rain will spread northeastwards over the province.

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