Met Eireann Warn That Storm Gareth Is Coming Our Way

The Met Office has extended its "danger to life" weather warning as the United Kingdom braces for Storm Gareth.

There are now weather warnings in place for four consecutive days in the United Kingdom, with Yellow warnings for rain in place in parts of North West England on Thursday and Friday.

Running into the rest of the week and it looks like Monday will be a pretty dry and bright day, only to then dip again on Tuesday and Wednesday with more snow, showers and windy weather.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow - Snow-ice warning for nine counties with potential snowfall accumulation of up to 5 cm on the way ahead of a bitterly cold weekend.

Gareth will also dump heavy rain across the country.

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

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The warning's valid from noon tomorrow until 9am on Wednesday.

'Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon'.

There is also the very real possibility for power cuts throughout and people are being warned to take extreme care if out and about.

On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, there is also a separate yellow weather warning for rain in the north west of England.

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.

According to the Met Office there is a small chance injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

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