The Met Office has issued a weather warning for wind and rain in Dundee, Perth and Fife.
The forecaster’s yellow wind warning covers Dundee and the whole of the UK to the south. The rain warning covers Perthshire and parts of Angus between 9am Friday and 3pm Saturday.
A deep area of low pressure is expected to track across northern Britain later on Friday and through early Saturday.
The wind warning, valid from noon Friday until 6pm Saturday, says: “Gales will become widespread later on Friday, persisting well into Saturday whilst becoming more westerly.
“Whilst some places may miss the worst of the winds, inland gusts of 50mph are expected quite widely, with some places having gusts in excess of 60mph, more especially across the north of the warning area on Saturday.
“Gusts of up to 70mph are likely around some coasts exposed to the west or southwest. Winds will gradually ease on Saturday, with the strongest winds becoming confined to Scotland on Saturday afternoon.
“These winds will lead to large waves affecting coasts and the possibility of waves overtopping some coastal routes, especially in the west and south of the warning area.
“In addition, bands of heavy rain sweeping eastwards on Friday in particular will present an additional hazard.”
The rain warning says: “Rain will spread east early on Friday, gradually becoming persistent and heavy, especially over high ground.
“Rain will clear to the east in the evening, but with frequent heavy showers following. Expect 20-30mm of rain widely across the area, with up to 60mm over high ground.
“Melting of snow will contribute to the risk of flooding.”