Date: 2021-11-06 19:50:02
Scotland is being warned of flooding in coastal areas with the Met Office’s yellow weather warning.
Strong winds are expected to torment much of the country from about 8pm on Saturday 6 November to 5pm on Sunday.
The Meteorological Institute predicts that very strong gusts are likely to cause some disruption to travel and dangerous coastal conditions in the North and East of Scotland.
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They say delays are expected in road, rail, air and ferry traffic, as journeys take longer than normal and round trips with high-end vehicles.
High wind yellow weather warning
Areas affected by strong wind weather warning: Angus; Dundee; Flute; Perth & Kinross; Aberdeen; Aberdeenshire; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar; Highland and Orkney Islands.
The Weather Agency statement said: “The intensification of westerly westerly winds will bring 60-70 mph, locally perhaps 80 mph in gusts of visible places in the North and East of Scotland.
“These winds will initially blow to the West Isles and north-west of Scotland on Saturday night and spread to Orkney and East of Scotland at night and on Sunday morning.
“Together with the high spring tides, this is expected to lead to big waves on the coasts. The winds will gradually weaken until Sunday afternoon.”
Flood warnings and warnings throughout Scotland
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has also now issued 10 flood warnings and 10 regional flood warnings for high tide and strong winds.
They said, “The weekend will be wet and windy. Be careful near water, especially near high tide in coastal areas.
“Surface waters and coastal floods can affect travel conditions.”
The areas affected by the flood warnings are: Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City; Caithness and Sutherland; Angus and Dundee; Findhorn, Nairn, Moray and Speyside; Orkney; Western Islands; Argyll & Bute Easter Ross and Great Glen; Skye and Lochaber and Wester Ross.
Warnings have been issued for: Stonehaven; Montrose; Strath Oykel; Spey Land Bridge to Spey Bay; Stromness; Churchill Barriers; The hope of St. Margaret; Sunday; North Ford Causeway and Stornoway.
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