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UK Weather Forecast: Storm Gareth brings risk of damaging winds to Cumbria and Southern Scotland

Strong west to northwesterly winds are expected from Tuesday afternoon until Wednesday with possible transport disruption.

Gusts of 70mph are possible overnight.

What to expect:

Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

It's likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities are affected by spray and/or large waves.

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Parts of Cumbria left feeling the chill as snow hits

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Parts of Cumbria woke up to snowy scenes on Saturday.

Weather forecasters predicted rain and hill snow for the early part of Saturday morning and as these pictures show - they were correct.

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A blanket of snow covered the A66 between Cumbria and County Durham.

However, the early rain and hill snow will clear to leave a drier and brighter afternoon.

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Forecasters say it will be a blustery and cool feeling day, though the wind will ease a little later on Saturday.

UK Weather Forecast: An unsettled weekend for Cumbria and the South of Scotland - but it is not all bad news

This Evening and Tonight:

Outbreaks of heavy rain will bring some poor conditions across the northwest this evening.

Rain will clear to the east, with isolated showers overnight. Towards dawn heavy rain and strong winds may return, bringing some hill snow.

Minimum temperature 1 °C.

Saturday:

Heavy rain, hill snow and stronger winds should clear quickly through the morning, but otherwise it will be a breezy day across the region with isolated heavy, blustery showers.

Maximum temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday:

The unsettled theme will continue through the outlook with spells of wet and windy weather, interspersed with drier or more showery periods.

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