Severe Weather Warning

A vigorous depression is expected to run rapidly east, passing northern Scotland early on

Friday. This is likely to give a period of very strong westerly winds across much of Scotland,

northern coastal areas of Northern Ireland, and the far north of England on Thursday night

and during Friday morning. Gusts of 60-70 mph are likely. The strongest winds are

expected to affect the Western Isles, Orkney and northern and northwestern parts of the

mainland, and a separate Amber warning covers these areas. A further Amber warning

covers the Central Belt of Scotland. Winds should quickly ease from the west in the


The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, for example to transport and

power supplies.

Jim Fraser (Scottish Borders Council, Emergency Planning Officer, Scottish Borders)

Valid from 22:00 on Thu, 08th Jan 2015 until 10:00 on Fri, 09th Jan 2015