Met Office issues yellow weather warning for wind in East Lothian
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for East Lothian as it predicts most of Scotland could see gusts between 60 and 80mph.
The warning is set to come into place on Tuesday, January 31 at 8pm. At present, it is due to last until 9am the following morning.
Inland wind gusts are expected to be about 60mph widely, according to The Met Office, with the windy conditions to have dissipated by Thursday.
What is a yellow weather warning?
⚠️ Yellow weather warning issued ⚠️
Wind across Scotland
Tuesday 2000 – Wednesday 0900
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According to the Met Office, the following disruption could be experienced during a yellow wind warning:
- There is a small chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris
- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs
- There is a small chance of longer journey times or cancellations as road, rail, air and ferry services are affected
- There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close
- There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage
- There is a small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties
A Met Office spokesperson said: “A deep area of low pressure is expected to pass to the north of Scotland later on Tuesday, clearing away to the east during Wednesday.
“Whilst at this stage there is still some uncertainty regarding the onset of strongest winds and to what extent more populated areas of the Central Belt are also affected, this will bring a swathe of very strong winds to parts of Scotland.
“Gusts of 60 mph can be expected fairly widely, but there is potential for gusts as high as 80 mph, this most likely over the north of mainland Scotland, Lewis and Orkney.”
East Lothian Courier