Status Yellow - Snow-ice warning issued by MET Eireann

Met Office warns that conditions could lead to travel disruption and and potentially unsafe roads, particularly on untreated surfaces.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Dan Suri said: "In what is a windy and blustery weekend with gusts in a few locations already having exceeded 50 miles per hour we can expect a short spell of gusts quiet widely between 50 and 55 miles per hour across southern England early on Sunday".

Heavy rain is also being predicted for across our area between 12pm and 5pm tomorrow.

The Queen Elizabeth II bridge across the Thames at the Dartford crossing was closed due to strong winds on Sunday morning.

"Falling onto already wet ground, 20-40mm of rainfall is expected quite widely with 50-60mm possible over higher ground in Cumbria".

Lasting from 6pm today until 6am on Tuesday, 25mm of rain is expected to accumulate as heavy brain rain turns to squally showers.

'Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon'.

Met Éireann said: "As Storm Gareth approaches, westerly winds will reach mean speeds of 65 to 75km/h with damaging gusts reaching 110 to 130km/h".

And although temperatures will be near average for the time of year, it will often feel colder due to the strong winds.

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

Gales and snow caused disruption and battered parts of Britain as winds of up to 65mph swept through southern parts of England.