Met Eireann issues weather alerts ahead of Storm Gareth

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The rainfall warning is valid from 6pm this evening to 6am tomorrow morning.

Met Eireann state "It will be unsettled through much of this week, with a spell of potentially disruptive winds later tomorrow, Tuesday, into Wednesday, especially in the northwest".

A status yellow wind warning has been put out for Galway and all of Ireland as Storm Gareth approaches.

Heading into tonight, an area of low pressure will bring a spell of heavy rain and showers.

'Gusts of up to 50-55 miles per hour are likely inland and 65 miles per hour along western coasts. Although temperatures will be near average for the time of year it will often feel colder due to the strong winds.

The National Weather Service has already issued a Winter Storm Watch for the southwest mountains and additional watches, advisories or warnings are likely as the storm gets closer to the state.

The heavy rain is expected to arrive in Penzance at around 7pm this evening, easing off around 11pm, as it sweeps eastwards - arriving in Plymouth at around 9pm.

A band of heavy rain will also push south-eastwards, and will be followed by heavy showers during Tuesday and Wednesday.

The forecast also details spells of snow early on Sunday morning over some central and northwestern parts of the United Kingdom, while high winds will affect southern England.

This warning will be in place from Tuesday 12 March 2019 12:00 to Wednesday 13 March 2019 09:00.

Gales and snow caused disruption and battered parts of Britain as winds of up to 65mph swept through southern parts of England.

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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