STORM Gareth will bring potentially destructive weather to parts of the UK this week and Renfrewshire could be affected. 

Travel disruption and power cuts are also possible when the storm, which was named on Monday, hits on Tuesday night, the Met Office has warned.  

The Met Office announced a yellow weather warning for Tuesday and Wednesday covering  parts of Scotland.

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A tweet said: “#StormGareth will bring strong winds across Northern Ireland through Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday, bringing the risk of damage to buildings, flying debris, large waves, power cuts and travel disruption.”

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And while the yellow warning weather doesn't apply to Renfrewshire and its surrounding areas, they still will see frequent heavy showers on Tuesday evening with gales or severe gales. The west coast will see gusts of up to 75mph.

Showers will then become more scattered overnight, with winds veering northwest and easing. The minimum temperature in the city will be 4°C.

The storm was named by Met Éireann, the Irish weather service, and is the third named storm this year after Storm Erik in February and Freya earlier this month.

Wednesday will see occasional showers across Renfrewshire, frequent in Argyll and Ayrshire, with snow on the mountains, along with strong northwesterly winds.

Cloud and rain will spread east during the evening, and the maximum temperature in the city will be 7°C.

Met Office chief meteorologist Paul Gundersen said: “The strong north-westerly winds will affect south-west Scotland late on Tuesday.

“Gusts of 50-55 mph are likely inland and up to 65 mph along western coasts. Winds will gradually ease during the afternoon.”

Gusts could even reach 80mph along northern coasts, the Met Office said.

The storm has been caused by a deep area of low pressure.