Met Office issues snow and ice warning for north

'There is a risk of coastal flooding due to high seas along Atlantic coasts'.

The storm was named by Met Eireann, the Irish weather service.

The Met Office has issued yellow "be aware" weather warnings for snow and wind across parts of the country on Sunday 10 March.

According to the status yellow warning, winds will reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km.

These gusts will become even stronger winds as we move into the next week, with a risk of gale force winds returning to north-western coastal fringes of the United Kingdom on Tuesday.

This warning kicks in from Tuesday, March 12 at 12:00 to Wednesday, March 13 at 09:00.

Heavy rain is also being predicted for across our area between 12pm and 5pm tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued a list of scenarios that the public should be aware of before Storm Gareth strikes Northern Ireland in the coming days.

The Met Office adds: "A spell of strong northwesterly winds is expected to develop across southwest Scotland late on Tuesday evening then extend across much of England and Wales through Wednesday".

"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". Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon.

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

On Saturday rain and hill snow will begin to clear and give way to heavy showers.

  • Jon Douglas