Scotland weather forecast: high winds warning issued for parts of the country

A yellow weather warning for high winds has been announced for several areas in Scotland.

The Met Office said strong winds are expected to affect parts of Scotland, particularly the north and west coast including Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, Orkney and Shetland, South West Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.

The warning is in place from 9pm on Wednesday through to 3pm on Thursday afternoon.

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Residents in the areas affected are expected to experience winds of up to 60 to 70 mph.

A train passes in Saltcoats on the west coast of North Ayrshire during a storm where gusts of up to 70mph hit coastal areas in Scotland. Winds of a similar strength are expected to hit the north and west coast of Scotland from this evening through to tomorrow.
A train passes in Saltcoats on the west coast of North Ayrshire during a storm where gusts of up to 70mph hit coastal areas in Scotland. Winds of a similar strength are expected to hit the north and west coast of Scotland from this evening through to tomorrow.

A statement on the Met Office website reads: “Winds are expected to strengthen for a time this evening and overnight.

"A swathe of stronger winds is expected to move southwards across parts of coastal Scotland and Northern Ireland and it is likely that some places may see gusts of 60 to 70 mph for a time.

"This may coincide with high tides leading to a greater potential for coastal impacts.”

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