Winds up to 90mph expected across Scotland

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The Met Office has issued an amber warning of severe wind from Monday, February 1 at 3pm to Tuesday, February 2 at 9am.

A deep area of low pressure will push quickly eastwards close to the north of Scotland later on Monday and into Tuesday.

Some very strong west to southwesterly winds are expected to develop on the southern and western flanks of this system, affecting much of Scotland. Gusts of 70-80 mph are expected widely, whilst gusts of 90 mph are possible in the most exposed areas, especially across the Western Isles and along the west coast.

Added to this, some very large waves are expected, which may lead to localised flooding of coastal roads and causeways. Winds will ease during Tuesday morning, but will still be very strong in places for the morning rush hour.

Be prepared for some potentially severe weather, causing transport disruption and difficult driving, some structural damage, dangerous coastal conditions and disruption to power supplies.