Strong winds up to 80mph and spells of heavy rain are expected tonight as ‘Storm Gareth’ hits the UK.

The Met Office have warned that the conditions could bring travel disruption, power outages and large coastal waves. A yellow weather warning for wind is in place from 9pm tonight until 3pm tomorrow.

 

The full weather warning for North Wales reads:

  • Strong west to northwesterly winds are expected from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday with possible transport disruption.
  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely
  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.

Tonight: Turning very windy again this evening with gales around coasts and hills, perhaps severe in the northwest. Showers will be heavy and frequent with the risk of hail and thunder. Minimum temperature 4 °C.

Wednesday: Cold and windy with sunshine and showers, although the showers will slowly ease through the afternoon. However, skies will turn cloudier again later with rain arriving by late evening. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: Unsettled throughout with further bouts of wind and rain, interspersed with occasional drier and brighter interludes. Mild at times, but feeling colder in the wind.

Gareth is the third storm to be named this year, after Erik in February and Freya earlier this month