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BREAKING: Storm Barbara Set To Hammer Ayrshire on Friday

The Met Office have warned that 'Storm Barbara' is getting set to hit the UK this Friday and Saturday - just in time for Christmas.Travel disruption is likely and those intending to travel are advised to keep up to date with the latest reports before they do so.

Weather warnings are currently amber and yellow for wind and travellers and

According to a release from the Met this morning, a spell of very strong southwesterly winds is expected to develop on Friday and overnight into Saturday - Christmas Eve.

Although winds are currently expected to be less severe on Saturday, UK residents including those in Ayrshire are implored to stay 'weatherware' over the weekend.

The Met office have also issued the following weather warnings below.

A spell of very strong south to southwesterly winds is expected to develop on Friday. Gusts of 60 to 70 mph are likely quite widely, with westerly winds gusting to 80 - 90 mph likely across parts of western and northern Scotland later on Friday and overnight into Saturday. Winds will then moderate on Saturday morning. Be aware of the potential for some structural damage - this more likely across the northwest of the warning area - as well as disruption to power supplies and travel, with restrictions on bridges and disruption to ferries.

A deep depression, now named Barbara, will move northeastwards across the Atlantic, passing close to the northwest of Scotland later Friday and overnight into Saturday. South to southwesterly winds will increase earliest across the west of the warning area early on Friday, before the strongest winds develop across western then northern Scotland later on Friday and overnight into Saturday. The last place to see winds easing is likely to be Shetland on Saturday morning.

Issued at: 09:32 on Tue 20 Dec 2016

Valid from: 09:00 on Fri 23 Dec 2016

Valid to: 09:00 on Sat 24 Dec 2016


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