Storm Gareth: What to expect when he hits N.I. on Tuesday

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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".

Storm Gareth will also bring the possibility of flooding along the Atlantic Coast.

Met Éireann has issued three weather warnings, affecting the entire Republic of Ireland, as Storm Gareth prepares to make its presence felt.

The warning comes into effect today at 11am and will remain in place until 10am tomorrow.

Again the Met Office is warning about possible transport and travel disruption - with bus and train journeys potentially affected - as a result of the conditions.

Paul Gundersen, of the Met Office, said the strong north-westerly winds will also affect south-west Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday.

TuesdayBrightening up after a cloudy start tomorrow, Tuesday, with occasional showers, some of them heavy with a risk of hail and thunder.

Northern Ireland will be the first area the severe weather conditions hit, starting at 3pm on Tuesday and stretching all the way through to midday on Wednesday.

Winds could reach mean speeds of 50 to 65km/h, with gusts of 90 to 110km.

Those western counties can expect storm force winds reaching average speeds of 65-75km/hr, and gusts reaching 130km/hr.

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



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