Gusts of up to 80mph blowing in across Highlands and Islands – Press and Journal

The Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning with wind speeds potentially reaching 80mph across the Highlands and Islands later today.

The spell of very strong winds will affect western Scotland during Monday night and into Tuesday morning.

Gusts of 65mph are likely, with the potential for 70-80 mph gusts in a few of the more exposed places in the Western Isles.

The swathe of stronger winds will move southwards overnight, with winds then easing from the north.

The Met Office asking people to be vigilant, a statement said: There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris and possible damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs.

Some roads and bridges could close and a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.

Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Public transport times may also be affected due to the forecast.

Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) have raised three flood alerts stretching across Easter Ross, Skye and parts of Moray.

Localised flooding of land and roads from rivers is possible due to extensive rainfall on Sunday.

Coupled with the strong winds, there is risk of localised spray and wave overtopping in exposed coastal locations around high tide.

A statement said: River levels are likely to respond further rainfall on Sunday.

Localised flooding of land and roads from rivers is possible on Sunday into Monday.

Strong winds are expected to affect the area on Monday. There is risk of localised spray and wave overtopping in exposed coastal locations around high tide.

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