Dundee and Tayside could suffer power cuts as Hurricane Ophelia set to hit

Dundee, Tayside and Fife could experience power cuts when the tail end of Hurricane Ophelia hits the country.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be alert’ warning for strong winds on Tuesday.

Gusts of up to 70mph could hit with the warning in place from 12.05am to 6pm.

The Met Office has warned that travel routes could be affected, as well as mobile phone signal.

A statement from the Chief Forecaster read: “A spell of very windy weather is likely on Tuesday in association with ex-Ophelia.

“Road, rail, air and ferry services might be affected, with a slight chance of longer journeys times and some roads and bridges could close.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.”

The area is currently experiencing higher than usual temperatures thanks to warm air being pushed up from the continent due to Ophelia.

The hurricane is making its way across the Atlantic towards our shores and will bring with it blustery conditions.

Ireland is expected to bear the brunt of the weather, but the rest of the UK will also feel some of the force.