Restrictions on the Tay Road Bridge are already in place with Dundee and the local area set to be battered by Storm Ali today.
Motorists are being told a speed restriction of 30mph is in place with the crossing closed off to double decker buses.
According to the Tay Road Bridge’s website, winds of up to 45mph is enough to cause such a restriction.
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Forecasters warn Storm Ali could bring gales of up to 80mph – strong enough to close the bridge completely.
A severe weather warning is in place until 6pm today. It’s expected the stronger winds will start from around 8am.
Meteorologist Mark Wilson said: “Storm Ali is already bringing some pretty heavy rain across Northern Ireland and south-west Scotland and is just starting to creep into north-west England.
“In terms of wind strength, the speeds are coming up, with a gusts of just over 60mph in the west of Ireland.
“Around eight, nine and ten o’clock winds will really start ramping up and go further still.”