Warnings as 65mph gales batter Britain and ‘Storm Gareth’ approaches

Warnings as 65mph gales batter Britain and 'Storm Gareth' approaches

Parts of Britain are waking up to snow on Sunday as gales of up to 65mph are battering the country.

Weather warnings for snow and ice were in place across western Scotland and northern Ireland until 11am, while the wintry weather is causing disruption across parts of the Midlands.

Meanwhile, winds of up to 65mph are causing problems on roads and train lines in southern parts of the UK.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: “It’s very windy out there at the moment. We’ve got bands of sleet and snow pushing eastwards through the morning, and this will clear to heavy showers through the day. There’s a cold north-westerly wind with gales around the coast.”

Temperatures are not likely to get much above 10 or 11C – but with the wind chill, this could feel more like 6 to 8C.

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