Police have issued a warning to motorists in Dundee, Angus and Perthshire.
The forecaster is predicting inland gusts of up to 65-75mph until 6am tomorrow.
Police are advising local motorists, especially those “driving a vehicle which may be vulnerable to being blown over in such conditions along exposed routes including bridges” to take extra caution and either avoid exposed areas or cancel your journey until conditions improve.
Chief Inspector Stewart Mackie, from Police Scotland’s Road Policing Division, said: “Very strong winds are expected to affect northern and eastern Scotland with gusts of 65 to 75 mph likely, particularly in the far north and north-east, before winds gradually ease from the west during Tuesday morning.
“The areas most affected are Angus, Dundee, Fife, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar, Highland, Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands.
“Police Scotland is advising all drivers to travel with extra caution and ensure you and your vehicle are adequately prepared for the conditions making sure you have sufficient fuel and supplies such as warm clothing, food and water in the event you are delayed for several hours. Charge your mobile phone and plan your route as well as alternative routes.
“If you are driving a vehicle which may be vulnerable to being blown over in such conditions along exposed routes including bridges, please exercise additional caution and plan your route to avoid exposed areas or consider cancelling your journey until conditions improve.
“Previous incidents have clearly shown the dangers of driving such vehicles and the subsequent danger created for other road users, emergency services and recovery operatives where incidents have occurred due to drivers ignoring warnings.
“Winter driving is a question of common sense and all drivers should ask themselves if they really need to travel when conditions are poor.
“No-one should ever place themselves at risk on the road and it may be worth making alternative arrangements such as delaying travel until conditions improve or using public transport.”
The Met Office has placed a yellow warning for wind on the city, as well as Angus and parts of Perthshire, which began at 9am and ends Tuesday at 6am.
The warning takes in the whole of the northern Scotland.
The Met Office predicts:
- Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely
- Some bus and train services will probably be affected, with journeys taking longer
- Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges are likely
- Some short term loss of power and other services is possible
- It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large wave
The warning added: “Very strong winds are expected to affect northern and parts of eastern Scotland on Monday and Monday night.
“Gusts of 65 to 75 mph are likely, particularly in the far north and northeast, before winds gradually ease from the west during Tuesday.”
Due to the wind, the Tay Road Bridge is currently closed to double decker buses and a 30mph speed restriction is in place.