Met Eireann has issued a 'snow-ice' warning for these nine counties

Strong winds and large waves at the harbour Folkestone

Strong winds and large waves at the harbour Folkestone

The yellow warnings will see Britain battered by strong winds and heavy rain and will be in affect until Friday.

Tuesday night will see further showers and it is likely to become very windy.

A coating of 2 inches of snow is expected in most parts of MA.

Gareth will also dump heavy rain across the country.

Some will be wintry with falls of sleet, snow or hail over the northern half of the country, especially on high ground.

The wind warning is for Wednesday between 12.15am and 3pm and also covers the whole of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and the surrounding areas.

On Sunday, wet and windy weather will start to fall across parts of the United Kingdom and there is a possibility of gales in the south of the UK.

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo as storm Gareth approaches, westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h. The showers will die out and it will be dry and bright for a time today.

On Saturday morning, spells of rain will continue in Uster.

Tonight: Showers easing in the north, allowing a widespread frost. "At lower-levels, any accumulations of snow will tend to be quite small and patchy in nature with most areas not seeing any snow settling".

Sunday: A band of rain and hill snow will cross the United Kingdom, giving snow locally to lower levels in the north.

Numerous showers will be heavy and wintry in nature with a mix of rain, hail, sleet and snow.

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