Fife Weather: Warning over hurricane winds

Scotland is braced for high winds and wet weather caused by Ophelia. Picture: TSPL
Scotland is braced for high winds and wet weather caused by Ophelia. Picture: TSPL

A weather warning has been issued for the Fife area over high winds which are expected to batter the Kingdom over the course of tonight and tomorrow.

A Yellow warning has been issued by the Met Office due to the tail-end of Hurricane Ophelia.

The yellow warning of wind.

The yellow warning of wind.

By the time Ophelia reaches Scotland, however, the Met Office says it will be downgraded slightly to an ex-hurricane.

Ex-Ophelia is set to hit the Fife area between midnight tonight and 3pm tomorrow.

A Met Office Spokesman said: “Very strong winds are forecast to affect most western and some central parts of the UK during Monday.

“The main impacts are potentially on Tuesday for the Fife area with a Yellow warning for wind in place.

“These strong winds are forecast in association with the northward track of ex-Ophelia across or near to the west of the British Isles.”