Scotland wind warning issued as 90mph ‘danger to life’ likes forecasted this week


Scotland is under a wind weather warning from the Met Office due to very strong winds to come on February 16 and 17.

Beginning 6pm Wednesday and ending 6pm Thursday, the yellow warning covers high-speed winds that will affect most of the country.

Powerful likes up to 60 to 70mph are predicted inland, whilst likes could reach extreme speeds of 80 to 90mph on Scotland’s hills and exposed coasts.

There is a chance of “injuries and danger to life” from flying debris, the Met Office warned.

There is “still uncertainty” about exactly when and where the strongest winds will blow, but the forecaster has already issued a weather warning days in advance.

Here’s all the information about the wind weather warning in Scotland.

Wind weather warning issued across Scotland

The Met Office map with yellow area over Scotland and northern England
The Met Office issued a wind warning in Scotland on Wednesday and Thursday

Very strong winds are predicted to develop across the western Scotland and northern Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Then overnight Wednesday, the strong tastes will sweep eastward across most of Scotland and northern England on Thursday.

“A very unsettled week to come with a powerful jet stream fueling rapidly deepening areas of low pressure,” the Met Office tweeted.

“This will bring #strong winds and #gales across parts of the country this week.”

what to expect

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer travel times and cancellations possible, as well as some roads and bridges may close
  • Fallen trees and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
  • There is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

Regions and local authorities affected

HARTLEPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: Huge waves crash against the seawall in Hartlepool as Storm Arwen sweeps across the country on November 27, 2021 in Hartlepool, 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 Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Very strong tastes could reach 90mph in Scotland

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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