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Scotland is under a wind weather warning from the Met Office due to very strong winds to come on February 16 and 17.

Beginning 6pm Wednesday and ending 6pm Thursday, the yellow warning covers high-speed winds that will affect most of the country.

Powerful gusts up to 60 to 70mph are predicted inland, whilst gusts could reach extreme speeds of 80 to 90mph on Scotland’s hills and exposed coasts.

There is a chance of “injuries and danger to life” from flying debris, the Met Office warned.

There is “still uncertainty” about exactly when and where the strongest winds will blow, but the forecaster has already issued a weather warning days in advance.

Here’s all the information about the wind weather warning in Scotland.

Wind weather warning issued across Scotland

Very strong winds are predicted to develop across the western Scotland and northern Northern Ireland on Wednesday.

Then overnight Wednesday, the strong gusts will sweep eastward across most of Scotland and northern England on Thursday.

“A very unsettled week to come with a powerful jet stream fuelling rapidly deepening areas of low pressure,” the Met Office tweeted.

“This will bring #strong winds and #gales across parts of the country this week.”

What to expect

  • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible, as well as some roads and bridges may close.
  • Fallen trees and some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen.
  • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage.
  • There is a chance of injuries and danger to life from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties.

Regions and local authorities affected

Central, Tayside & Fife

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


  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

Highlands & Eilean Siar

  • Na h-Eileanan Siar
  • Highland

North West England

  • Blackburn with Darwen
  • Blackpool
  • Cumbria
  • Lancashire

Northern Ireland

  • County Antrim
  • County Londonderry

Orkney & Shetland

  • Orkney Islands

Southwest Scotland, Lothian Borders

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


  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Yorkshire & Humber

  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Kingston upon Hull
  • North Yorkshire
  • West Yorkshire
  • York

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