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

Met Éireann issues three new weather warnings as Ireland braces itself for Storm Gareth

The Met Office also warned gusts could reach 80mph along northern coasts.

Paul Gundersen, of the Met Office, said the strong north-westerly winds will also affect south-west Scotland late on Tuesday, spreading across much of England and Wales through Wednesday.

Another day, another report of extreme weather heading straight for us - this time it's apparently snow, sleet and strong winds, which are set to hit the United Kingdom and send the country into meltdown.

The national forecaster said: "Scattered thundery showers of hail, sleet and snow are expected during the period".

"Some of the highest gusts then will be in coastal areas of southwest England where in some exposed spots gusts close to 65 miles per hour are possible".

Wednesday night and Thursday will see the unsettled spell continue with further rain or showers but it should become less windy.

Waves crash against the seafront and railway line in Dawlish
Waves crash against the seafront and railway line in Dawlish Credit Getty

The heavy rain is expected to arrive in Penzance at around 7pm this evening, easing off around 11pm, as it sweeps eastwards - arriving in Plymouth at around 9pm.

Northern Ireland will be the first area the severe weather conditions hit, starting at 3pm on Tuesday and stretching all the way through to midday on Wednesday.

The warnings will be in place from 12pm tomorrow until early Wednesday morning.

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

On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, there is also a separate yellow weather warning for rain in the north west of England.

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