Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

The Met Office has issued a total of five warnings in Scotland over the next two days for extreme weather when storm Arwen takes hold.

Scotland has been put on red alert for wind – the highest possible warning means there is danger to life and serious risk of damage to buildings.

Forecasters warn that flying debris can be life-threatening, roofs can blow off, and roads, bridges and railroads can close while big waves can hit coastal towns.

During storm Arwen, 90 mph storm winds could also trigger power outages and could knock out cell phone coverage.

The red warning starts on Friday at 15.00 and lasts until kl. 2 a.m. Saturday morning as forecasters warn of strong winds and travel disruptions.

Wind gusts of between 75 mph and 90 mph are expected along with 15 cm of snow in some parts of the country.



Scotland has been put under red alert for wind

The latest yellow alarm is for snow hitting southern Scotland on Friday, lasting from 6pm. 17:00 to 10.00 tomorrow with snowstorms.

Another yellow weather forecast for snow has also been issued for large parts of the north on Saturday as sleet and winter showers hit the country.

There is also a yellow alarm for wind from Friday afternoon and another yellow warning for wind today.

It comes as storm Arwen has hit Scotland with flying debris, danger to life, travel disruptions and expected power outages.

Locals living in amber areas woke up to a snowstorm this morning where a person shared footage of snow lying in Aberdeenshire.

The Met Office said: “A period of unusually strong north winds will affect the eastern coastal districts of Scotland from moving south later in the afternoon into south east Scotland and north east England tonight. Gusts of 80-90 mph are likely and these will generate some very large waves.

“Snow is mainly expected over 300 to 400 m, where in some places 10-15 cm of snow can fall. At lower levels, most rain is expected, but there is a chance of falling snow – primarily as the system clears south.

“With very strong winds, some very difficult travel conditions with snowstorms are also expected, leading to reduced visibility and the possibility of some snow drift.”

What to expect during ‘red alarm’ Storm Arwen



The low pressure system named storm Arwen is expected to bring an icy snap and strong winds with it
The low pressure system named storm Arwen is expected to bring an icy snap and strong winds with it
  • Flying waste poses a danger to life
  • Damage to buildings and homes, with roofs blown off and power lines brought down
  • Roads, bridges and railway lines are closed with delays and cancellations for bus, train, ferry and plane
  • Power outages affecting other services, such as cell phone coverage
  • Big waves and beach material are thrown out on coastal roads, the boardwalk and home

Where will be affected?

Red wind warning – Friday and Saturday

Central, Tayside & Fife

Grampian

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • East Lothian
  • Scottish borders

Yellow warning for snow – Friday and Saturday

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish borders

Strathclyde

Yellow warning wind – Friday and Saturday

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross

Grampian

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

The Highlands and the Western Islands

Yellow warning for snow and ice – Saturday

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling

Grampian

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

The Highlands and the Western Islands

  • western islands
  • Highlands

Orkney and Shetland

  • The Orkney Islands
  • Shetland Islands

Strathclyde

Yellow wind warning – Saturday

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Clackmannanshire
  • Dundee
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Stirling

Grampian

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

The Highlands and the Western Islands

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish borders
  • West Lothian

Strathclyde

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