Fife weather warning: Strong winds set to batter Kingdom

Fife is among the areas which will see strong winds.
Fife is among the areas which will see strong winds.

A weather warning has been issued for tomorrow as Fife looks set to be hit by high winds

The warning is in place on Wednesday from 6am to 10pm, with rain showers which could turn heavy.

Winds of 50-60mph are expected inland, with exposed areas seeing much worse.

UPDATE: This has now been upgraded to an Amber Warning. Full details here

The storm will initially hit the west of Scotland and move eastwards.

The Met Office says: “Strong winds affecting parts of western Scotland and Northern Ireland early in the day will continue to strengthen through the morning and then extend across many parts of Scotland and northern England and northwest Wales.

“For some exposed areas, in particular parts of western Scotland, gusts could reach in excess of 75 mph in places.

“The gusty winds will be accompanied in places by heavy, squally showers.

“The winds will gradually ease later on Wednesday, firstly across Northern Ireland, northwest Wales and northern England and then across Scotland.”

the Met Office also gives the following details:

• Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible

• Some damage to buildings is possible, such as tiles blown from roofs. Falling trees or branches are possible.

• Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

• Injuries and danger to life from flying debris

• Some roads and bridges may close

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