Weather warning for wind

High Winds warning sign

High Winds warning sign

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind on Sunday for much of Scotland

The warning is valid from 5am on Sunday morning until 11.55pm that evening. The warning states that a period of strong winds is expected to develop across Scotland from early Sunday and will then last through the day.

The warning adds: “The expected gusts (locally 40-50 mph in southern Scotland and 50-60 mph in the far northwest) are not exceptional for these areas of the UK but given increased outdoor activity at this time of year there is a slightly greater likelihood of disruption. Please be aware of the potential for localised disruption to travel and outdoor activities.”

The chief forecaster’s assessment said: “An area of low pressure currently developing in the western North Atlantic is expected to run to the north of the UK on Sunday bringing strengthening winds to Scotland. The strongest winds are expected to be across the northwest of the country but some locally strong gusts are still possible even in the southeast, particularly over and to the lee of hills.

“There continue to be some uncertainties concerning the shape and precise track of the low, which will affect the strength and timing of the gusts. However, there is high confidence in a period of unseasonably strong winds across Scotland.”