Status Yellow - Snow-ice warning issued by MET Eireann

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There is also risk of coastal flooding due to high seas along Atlantic coasts.

Met Éireann has issued several weather warnings ahead of the arrival of Storm Gareth this week.

Met Éíreann has issued a Status Yellow weather alert for Limerick - warning of potential heavy snowfall and ice later this weekend.

A status yellow wind warning is in place for the rest of the country tomorrow.

After a slight reprieve in conditions expected on Monday, the wild weather is expected to make a return towards the middle of the week.

The "yellow" warning will be in place from 9pm tonight (Sunday, March 10) until 10am Monday morning (March 11).

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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.

The rainfall warning is valid from 6pm this evening to 6am tomorrow morning.

The Met Office added that as Storm Gareth moves away from the United Kingdom, the winds will ease, though the weather will remain unsettled with showers or spells of rain.

On Saturday rain and hill snow will begin to clear and give way to heavy showers.

A statement on the forecaster's website said: "An area of rain, sleet and snow, accompanied by gusty winds will continue slowly eastwards across northern Scotland Sunday afternoon and evening".

He said there will also be a "band of heavy rain" which will push south-eastwards, followed by some "very heavy showers" during Tuesday and Wednesday.