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12 Mar 2019 | 09:49 AM UTC

UK: Storm Gareth to bring high winds, transportation disruptions March 12-13

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Storm Gareth to bring high winds and transportation disruptions to England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and part of Scotland March 12-13; power outages possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/London). COUNTRY/REGION England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland


Storm Gareth is forecast to bring high winds, precipitation, and transportation disruptions to Northern Ireland, EnglandWales, and southwest Scotland from Tuesday, March 12, into Wendesday, March 13. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for wind across Northern Ireland, Wales, and much of England through March 13, as well as a yellow warning for rain across northern England through Friday, March 15.

Gusts of 112 kph (70 mph) are forecast in Northern Ireland during the warning period, while winds of nearly 105 kph (65 mph) are expected in England.

The Met Office has cautioned that road, rail, air, and ferry transportation may be disrupted over the coming hours due to Storm Gareth, notably in Northern Ireland. High winds may blow debris and topple trees and power lines, causing further disruptions in affected areas.


Individuals in the UK, particularly those in Northern Ireland, are advised to monitor local weather forecasts, prepare for transportation disruptions, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. road closures). In the event of flooding, keep in mind that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult.


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