Dundee and local area set to be battered as Met Office weather warning predicts 80mph gusts

The Met Office has issued a weather warning covering Dundee and the entire local area as Scotland prepares to be battered by winds of up to 80mph.

The yellow warning covers all bu the very north of Scotland.

(source: Met Office)

The yellow alert will be in effect from 3am on Friday until midnight, with the forecaster predicting a spell of “very strong winds”.

The Met Office warning says: “Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible.

“Some roads and bridges may close

“There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

“There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

“Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services.”

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Only “exposed” parts of Scotland are expected to be hit by 80mph, however 60mph-70mph winds are expected inland.

The statement adds: “A weather system will move eastwards across the UK on Friday bringing widespread gales. Inland gusts of 60-70 mph are possible with gusts of 80mph in exposed locations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England.

“There remains some uncertainty in the track of this system and where the strongest winds will occur. Heavy rainfall may be an additional hazard across parts of northern and western Scotland.”