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Winter Storm Gareth throttles United Kingdom, thousands left without power

March 13, 2019 6:00 PM |

Storm Gareth

Updated on March 13, 2019: Storm Gareth has battered the United Kingdom with the northwest region being the most affected. Several homes were without power due to the storm with yellow warning in place for areas including Munster, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Roscommon.

Falling debris has been reported on the roads in many areas. Power cuts have been witnessed in at least 2000 homes, most of them being in Donegal.

The storm is likely to make an exit and go to the North Sea by evening. However, more rains and winds are expected to be observed tonight.

Published on March 12, 2019: Winter Storms have been making their appearances this season over Europe. In fact, the United Kingdom has seen two named Storms so far namely Freya and Eric.

Now, a third storm named Gareth has made its entry into the United Kingdom and has already started to better Britain. In fact, winds of gale force have caused felling of trees, sum of whose branches have smashed windscreens and pierced cars. Heavy rain has resulted closing a motorway in the north.

Mainland Britain is yet to see the danger storm Gareth will bring along with it. Flash flooding down the country in Cumbria has caused the closure of M6.

Yellow warning is in place with winds up to 100 kmph. The region in the Northwest is expected to see 15 days of rain in less than 24 hours.

Today, Northern Ireland will have warnings of strong winds and rainfall activity until the afternoon of Wednesday. Meanwhile, England and Wales will face the storm during the night of Tuesday until late afternoon on Wednesday.

Waves are expected to be quite higher than usual, along with which strong winds will cause flying debris, which may cause damage to buildings and injuries to some people as well. Power outages will be also seen along with delay and cancellations of road, air, rail and ferry travel. The possibility of inundation in a few homes can also not be ruled out.

After this, cold air from the Arctic will cause a drop in temperatures as well.

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