Scotland

Wind warnings in place across Scotland over weekend

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Weather warnings are in place for much of Scotland over the weekend.

The Met Office said strong winds were expected to develop from late on Saturday and were most likely to peak on Sunday morning.

They should ease off through Sunday afternoon.

Forecasters said that while the expected gusts were not exceptional for some areas of the country, increased outdoor activity at this time of year could lead to greater disruption.

The gusts were expected to be around 45-50mph widespread and 60mph in isolated parts.

Yellow "be aware" warnings have been issued by the Met Office covering the period from 05:00 until 19:00 on Sunday.

BBC weather presenter Kirsteen Macdonald said: "Ordinarily a warning would not be issued for winds of these strengths.

"It is the fact that the strong winds associated with the area of low pressure are widespread, for the time of year.

"It's likely to cause disruption to ferry services, impose bridge restrictions and perhaps take down small branches.

"All in all, this may create travel problems and the public are advised to check/plan ahead and stay tuned to the forecasts."

The warnings are for the following areas:

  • Highlands and Eilean Siar
  • Grampian
  • Central, Tayside and Fife
  • Strathclyde
  • Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian and Borders

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