Status orange weather alert for Mayo as Storm Gareth approaches

Status orange weather alert for Mayo as Storm Gareth approaches

Of the Orange warning, Met √Čireann said: "As storm Gareth approaches, westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h".

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind and rain from Monday March 11.

As the evening progresses forecasters expect gusts of 70-75 miles per hour along northern coasts, reaching up to 80 miles per hour for a time. The storm has been caused by a deep area of low pressure.

Sustained winds of 50-65kn/he are forecast, with gusts reaching 110km/hr.

Electricity North West, which runs the region's power network, said it had increased the number of engineers on standby as Storm Gareth moves into the Lancaster and Morecambe area.

Northern areas of the United Kingdom are current being affect the most by the storm.

Tuesday night will be dry with clear spells across southern parts. The northwesterly winds could reach gale force along western coasts with gusts of 50-60mph.

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The risk of hail and thunder will also increase towards morning.

There are now three separate severe weather warnings put in place for Tuesday, including heavy rain in the North West of England, where flooding is likely.

As the weather becomes warmer in the afternoon, the snow and sleet with transform over to rain.

Temperatures will drop to around four degrees overnight and hail showers are forecast.

Blustery or windy early this morning in Leinster with heavy showers, some wintry in north Leinster. There is also a very small chance to see a stray rain or snow shower by this evening in metro Denver as a cool front passes by.

Thursday will be cloudy with rain for many.

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