Britain on storm alert with threat of widespread gales

Britain on storm alert with threat of widespread gales

So storms will be named for weather systems which is expected to result in the Met Office issuing an amber or red warning.

The weather warning is in place between 9pm tomorrow and 3pm on Wednesday.

The Met Office are also warning that Storm Gareth could cause travel disruption this week.

The Met Office also warned gusts could reach 80mph along northern coasts.

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

"Some of the highest gusts then will be in coastal areas of southwest England where in some exposed spots gusts close to 65 miles per hour are possible".

The Met Office added that as Storm Gareth moves away from the United Kingdom, the winds will ease, though the weather will remain unsettled with showers or spells of rain. Showers will gradually ease through the morning, becoming confined to northeast Ulster in the afternoon.

Heavy rain followed by squally showers will lead to the risk of rainfall accumulations of around 25mm.

Temperatures will be about average for the time of year - around 8C-11C (46.4F-51.8F) for most, Dewhurst said, but with the strength of the wind it will feel colder.

As we move away from the powerful gales of Storm Freya, the country can expect to see unsettled weather conditions, with some parts of Scotland and the Pennines set for a spell of hill snow.

Cloud will increase from the south-west later today with rain arriving in parts of Munster and south Connacht towards evening.

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