Weather warning for gale force winds

Minnie Murray
March 13, 2019

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning and told people to take extra care around the seafront areas along the Yorkshire coast.

As Storm Gareth moves away from the United Kingdom, the winds will ease and the rest of the week will remain unsettled with showers or spells of rain, and some brief drier interludes.

Experts from the Met Office have said rain and high winds could affect Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire with the worst possible being on Friday.

Transport for Wales has announced that they have put in planned cancellations for Wednesday 13th March 2019 as Storm Gareth passes through.

The Met Office have issued yellow wind warnings for parts of the United Kingdom for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Two weather warnings remain in place this morning as Storm Gareth batters the country.

"Storm Gareth is developing in the north Atlantic and it will push first towards the north of Ireland and then into the south", Met Eireann forecaster Matthew Martin said.

Some parts of the county could see wind speeds reaching a "violent storm" rating - the second highest level on the Beaufort Scale (below).

Predictions of strong winds that could cause travel disruption have been brought forward. There is also the risk of coastal flooding due to high seas, the office has warned. The strongest in the morning rush hour are probably going to be around Northern Ireland and also western coastal parts, particularly western Scotland and north-west England.

Going into the afternoon, the nation will continue to hit by a wave of strong wind.

"Eastern areas might start getting some very strong winds by that point, but generally across much of the United Kingdom, it's going to be very windy this morning". Very windy with gales by dawn.

The warning is in place from 12.15am tonight to 12pm tomorrow (March 12) covering Lancaster, Burrnley, Preston and reaching into the Fylde coast.

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