The latest UK storm, named Gareth, is expected to bring heavy rain and powerful winds to the UK with travel disruption to follow. The BBC’s weather reporter Ben Rich detailed the powerful winds brought to the coast and the heavy downpours forecast for the majority of the nation. He said: “Today is what they call the calm before the storm.
“It has been a pretty decent day for many of us.
“But we have seen an increasing amount of high cloud spreading in from the weather.
“Through the rest of the week, we are back to turbulent weather in fact very turbulent weather.
“Heavy rain and severe gales going downhill rapidly across Northern Ireland and Scotland.
“Some very heavy bursts of rain with some strong and gusty winds, some wet weather into northern England and parts of north Wales, there could be some localised flooding.
“Wind gusts at 40, 50, 60 but maybe 70mph for exposed spots in the northwest.
“Temperatures overnight between five and nine degrees.
“If you are out and about across northern England, parts of Wales, The Midlands and the southwest there will be some very heavy downpours of rain and along this rain band some really gusty winds.”
The Met Office has also issued weather warnings for the rest of the week for the UK.
Tuesday will see the most warnings, with the majority of England issued a Yellow wind warning with Northern Ireland.
There is also a yellow rain warning in place for the northwest of England as Storm Gareth will bring an increased chance of flooding.