Storm Gareth batters UK with heavy rain and gales

Storm Gareth’s strong winds and heavy rain have been causing disruption, with rail and road links across the country affected.

The British Met Office issued two yellow warnings for high winds covering Northern Ireland, Wales, most of England and the west coast of Scotland.

Winds of over 120kmph were seen widely across western parts of the UK in the early hours of Wednesday.

Storm Gareth is expected to continue moving across the country throughout the day, with winds might reach Force 12 at times during the day.

The worst of the winds occurring in the early hours before gradually easing later on in the afternoon as the storm moves out to the North Sea.

Weather experts said that the public needed to be aware that there could be some travel disruption caused by delays to ferries, aircraft and also bridges that may need to be closed.