Every Met Office weather warning in place for Scotland this week


There are a number of weather warnings this week as Scotland prepares for two storms.

The Met Office has issued two yellow warnings, as well as one amber warning for wind, as likes of up to 90MPH are expected from tomorrow (Wednesday).

Storm Dudley is the first to arrive as early as 3PM this Wednesday – February 16.

The Storm will result in widespread winds for much of Scotland as likes could result in road closures, canceled trains and even ‘danger to life’, according to the Met Office.

The chaotic weather will only get worse for some areas as an amber weather warning has also been issued.

Friday will also see some windy weather as a second yellow weather warning covers some western and southern parts of Scotland as Storm Eunice arrives in time for the weekend.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 25: Members of the public shelter behind their umbrellas from Storm Francis on August 25, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.  The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning for wind and rain with likes of 65mph possible inland and 70mph or more possible around coastal areas as Storm Francis passes over the UK.  The storm is the second named storm in August and follows Storm Ellen last week.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice will hit Scotland before this week is up.

Here is everything you need to know about all three Met Office weather warnings in place for Scotland this week.

Yellow weather warning for wind (1)

when?

The first of two yellow weather warnings for wind will fall into place at 3PM tomorrow – Wednesday, February 16.

The warning will remain until 6PM on Thursday, February 17 according to the Met Office.

What does this mean?

Storm Dudley is set to arrive in Scotland from tomorrow.

Strong westerly winds will develop on Wednesday, later afternoon, before becoming more widespread, moving more south-eastward and throughout the rest of Scotland.

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There is still some uncertainty about the location of the strongest winds, however the Met Office expects likes between 60 and 70MPH for much of the impacted areas.

Stronger winds of 80-90MPH are expected on higher grounds and coastal areas.

Winds should ease, initially across western areas, through Thursday afternoon and evening.

Travel disruption is likely – from canceled trains to bridge and road closures.

Damage to buildings as well as power cuts may occur with the Met Office warning of a ‘danger to life’ due to failed and flying debris following the strong likes.

Scottish areas impacted

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • dundee
  • falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling

Grampian

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Highland

Orkney & Shetland

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian

Strathclyde

  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Amber weather warning for wind

Met Office weather warnings.
The Met Office has issued a number of weather warnings for wind.

when?

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for wind between 6PM tomorrow – Wednesday, February 16 – and 9AM Thursday, February 17.

What does this mean?

The Met Office has issued a warning as very strong western winds are expected to develop across western Scotland from late on Wednesday afternoon.

The Storm Dudley related likes will then extend eastward across southern Scotland as we reach Wednesday evening, reports The Met Office.

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Inland areas are expected to experience winds of 70-80MPH with likes of up to 90MPH possible around more exposed areas and on the hills.

Road, rail, air and ferry services may be impacted by the winds with road and bridge closures likely.

Public transport cancellations may also happen so it is best to check with providers before setting off.

If you are able to delay travel, this may be better.

The Met Office also expects some fallen trees and damage to buildings – such as tiles blown from roofs.

There is a good chance of power cuts with other services such as mobile phone coverage also likely to be disrupted.

The Met Office has issued a ‘danger to life’ warning as large waves from beaches as well as material through from coastal roads, sea fronts and properties may pose risk.

Scottish areas impacted

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Clackmannanshire
  • falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian

Strathclyde

  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Yellow weather warning for wind (2)

when?

A second yellow weather warning for wind is set for this Friday, February 18 – between 12AM and 9PM.

What does this mean?

The Met Office has issued a second yellow weather warning for wind for later this week as Storm Eunice is likely to affect parts of Scotland on Friday.

A period of strong winds is expected to bring significant disruption.

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Guts of 60-70 mph are possible over a reasonably large area with a small chance of a brief period of gusts reaching 80 mph even inland.

Coastal winds are likely to be the strongest with snow and perhaps blizzard conditions possible in parts of Scotland.

However, this is very dependent on the track of the weather system and most places will see heavy rain instead.

The Met Office has warned of falling trees, flying debris and damage to buildings as a result of the strong winds.

HOPEMAN, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 27: A car is seen driving past fallen down trees on November 27, 2021 in Hopeman, United Kingdom.  The Met Office has issued the highest level of warning as wind speeds between 80 and 90mph hit north east Scotland and north east England bringing snow.  Police have advised people not to travel as Storm Arwen poses a danger to life.  (Photo by Peter Summers/Getty Images)
The strong winds may result in fallen trees and travel disruption throughout Scotland.

This also creates a small chance of ‘danger to life’ as damage and debris could cause injury.

Power lines may be impacted meaning there is a chance of power cuts and other services such as mobile phone signal could be impacted.

Road and bridges are likely close with disruption to rail, bus and ferry travel likely.

Flights could also be impacted so it is best to keep an eye on services before setting off.

Scottish areas impacted

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian

Strathclyde

  • East Ayrshire
  • North Ayrshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire

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