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
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
Central, Tayside & Fife
- Perth and Kinross
Highlands & Eilean Siar
- Na h-Eileanan Siar
north east england
- Newcastle upon Tyne
- North Tyneside
- Redcar and Cleveland
- South Tyneside
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