Weather warning for snow and ice to continue into Monday

Weather warning for snow and ice to continue into Monday

Weather warning for snow and ice to continue into Monday

Devon and Cornwall Police tweeted: "Police receiving exceptional number of calls from right across Devon and Cornwall re fallen trees across roads this morning due to the high winds".

A deep area of low-pressure, which will cross to the north of the United Kingdom late on Tuesday into Wednesday, has been named Storm Gareth as it prepares to unleash winds of up to 80mph.

Met Eireann has issued two separate weather warning for Galway this week as Storm Gareth is set to bring heavy winds to the west coast.

Finally, all counties in the Republic of Ireland have been issued with a status yellow wind warning, with wind reaching mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h and gusts of 90 to 110km/h.

The warning comes into effect from 2am on Sunday and remains in place until 11am.

Rain, with some heavy bursts, will spread up over much of the country this evening and early tonight, turning wintry with some falls of sleet and snow.

Storm Gareth is expected to hit the United Kingdom on Tuesday, bringing wind speeds up to 80mph and heavy rain. Fresh to strong and gusty westerly winds will reach gale force along Atlantic coasts.

"As before, Met Éireann forecasters will work in close co-operation with our colleagues from the Met Office in the United Kingdom to keep all the peoples of these islands warned of impending severe weather".

Very strong winds are forecast from mid-afternoon and over the course of a full 24-hour period.

According to Met Éireann, heavy rain followed by squally showers could see around 25mm of rain.

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