Yellow warning for wind issued for Ayrshire tomorrow!
Gales and locally severe gales are expected to develop across much of Scotland and the far north of England for a time on Thursday. Gusts of 50-60 mph are likely in many areas, whilst the strongest winds, with gusts of around 75 mph, are possible across the Hebrides, Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney during the first part of the morning. Please be aware that potential impacts could include minor travel disruption with some bridge restrictions, and possible damage to trees and structures. Additionally, large waves will build off northern and western coasts of Scotland with the risk of some wave overtopping here. This Warning has been updated to extend the southern boundary south into northern England and to bring forward the end time.
Chief Forecaster's assessment
A vigorous area of low pressure will pass to the north of Scotland during Thursday morning, bringing a brief spell of very strong winds for northern parts of the UK, before the winds ease down from the northwest by the early afternoon. The strongest winds are currently expected to affect more northern parts of the Hebrides and then move east over Sutherland, Caithness and Orkney during the first part of the morning. Gusts of around 75 mph are possible, but any one location is only expected to experience the strongest winds for an hour or so.
Issued at: 10:17 on Wed 28 Sep 2016
Valid from: 01:00 on Thu 29 Sep 2016
Valid to: 13:00 on Thu 29 Sep 2016