Met Eireann issues snow warning for entire country this weekend

MET Eireann have issued a Status Yellow - Snow-ice warning this morning for the entire country.

In addition to the strong winds, Storm Gareth will bring some heavy rain for parts of the United Kingdom overnight Monday into Tuesday, particularly across northern England where a yellow warning for rain is in place from midnight tonight to midday tomorrow (Tuesday).

During the warning periods wind gusts could reach highs of 70mph in Northern Ireland, while England could see gusts up to 65mph in coastal areas.

It will start to influence our forecast as early as tonight with rain and snow showers moving into southwest Colorado.

Staying very windy for a time on Wednesday before winds moderate, the day will see further showers.

The Met Office said that Storm Gareth will bring strong winds through Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, "bringing the risk of damage to buildings, flying debris, large waves, power cuts and travel disruption".

"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.

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

Only the south of England escapes the warning.

"Heavy rain followed by squally showers will lead to the risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm", the weather forecaster said.

The wind warning is for Wednesday between 12.15am and 3pm and also covers the whole of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas.

  • Rogelio Becker