Disturbance as Storm Barbara starts moving across Scotland – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A train transfers through motions at Saltcoats in North Ayrshire

Storm Barbara has started sweeping Scotland, inducing capability slasheds, school closures and difficult circulating healths.

The highest jazz speeds are forecast for the Western Isles, Skye, the north west coast and Northern Isles, with puffs expected of 80 -9 0 mph.

Wintry showers and frost has always been estimated for large parts of Scotland.

An amber alert has now been issued for the Northern Isles and part of north Caithness on Boxing Day.

The Met Office has reputation it Storm Conor and is foreshadowing breezes gusting to 70 -8 0mph – maybe contacting 90 mph in some areas.

It also has an brownish-yellow “be prepared” warning for Storm Barbara and yellowish “be aware” threats in place for high winds at the weekend and Monday and chilly rains and sparkler for large portions of Scotland on Friday into Saturday.

A wind gust of 91.5 mph was recorded at Scalpay Bridge in the Western Isles at about 16:00 on Friday, according to the Western Isles’ local permission Comhairle nan Eilean Siar.

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Stormy healths at Ardrossan in Ayrshire

Earlier on Friday, breeze accelerates were entered gusting to 74 mph on South Uist, 67 mph in Stornoway on Lewis and 66 mph on Fair Isle in Shetland, the Met Office said.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf has urged people to check weather forecast and jaunt knowledge before setting out on outings over the next few days.

He included: “We shall be continuing to monitor the situation over the gala span including Christmas eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day to make sure that the most reliable and related information is being informed about beings as early as possible.”

Image caption Some ferry services have been cancelled as Storm Barbara embroils in
Image caption An emergency power plant at Battery Point on Lewis has reinstated power to owneds on the Western Isles

Weather has been generating some interruption across Scotland.

Almost 120 school places involving a total of more than 8,500 students, were shut in the Highlands on Friday and shuttles to the Northern and Western Isles were cancelled.

Some train services were also been affected, and all bus services on the Western Isles were cancelled.

Stornoway airport was closed by the bad weather at about 18:00 on Friday.

Two aircrafts tried and failed to tract, before returing to Inverness and Aberdeen.

Power slashes have been affecting owneds in parts of Lewis and South Uist in the Western Isles, around Knockando in Moray and Assynt and near Loch Broom in the Highlands.

Engineers from electricity companionship SSE have been working to restore power.

Power has been restored to thousands of homes and firms on Lewis and Harris by using an emergency power station at Battery Point on Lewis.


Met Office warnings

Image copyright Met Office Image caption Met Office weather threats for Storm Barbara over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Friday: Amber “be prepared” warning of winds gusting to 80 to 90 mph issued for Scotland’s north and north west mainland, Western Isles and Northern Isles. Too two yellow “be aware” alerts for the rest of Scotland, one for jazzs gusting to up to 70 mph and another for wintry showers and sparkler. Amber “be prepared” warning of gale gusting to 80 to 90 mph issued for Scotland’s north and north west mainland, Western Isles and Northern Isles. Too two yellow “be aware” warnings for the rest of Scotland, one for gales gusting to up to 70 mph and the other for chilly rains and sparkler. Saturday: Two yellowed tellings-off. One has been issued for a forecast of chilly rains and sparkler until about midday and another for strong winds until about 09:00. Shetland could see puffs of up to 80 mph. Two yellowish tellings-off. One has been issued for extended forecast of wintry rains and ice until about midday and the other for strong airs until about 09:00. Shetland could see gales of up to 80 mph. Sunday: A yellowish warning of air accompanied to Storm Conor has been issued for Scotland. The Met Office says breezes could gust to 50 -6 0mph widely, and potentially to 70 mph. The Northern Isles could see gale gusting to 80 mph or higher. A yellowed warned against jazz affiliated to Storm Conor has been issued for Scotland. The Met Office says winds could gust to 50 -6 0mph widely, and potentially to 70 mph. The Northern Isles could see winds gusting to 80 mph or higher. Monday: Amber warning about gusts gusting to 80 mph, and perhaps 90 mph, has been issued for north Caithness coast and Northern Isles. A yellow-bellied warned against high winds has been issued for the rest of Scotland. Amber reminding about jazzs gusting to 80 mph, and perhaps 90 mph, has been issued for north Caithness coast and Northern Isles. A yellow-bellied warned against high winds has been issued for the rest of Scotland. The Met Office has kept regularly updating the threats. For updates go to the Met Office website. Image caption Met Office weather admonishes for Storm Barbara and Boxing Day’s Storm Conor Image caption Strong breezes ought to have blowing stream from melting snow back up the northern look of Aonach Dubh in Glen Coe Image caption Burns are in spate in Glen Coe Image caption Train services were being disrupted by the weather Image caption Gale coerces breezes and heavy rain have been battering the west coast Edinburgh, Fife and East Scotland Glasgow and West Scotland Highlands and Islands North East Scotland, Orkney and Shetland South Scotland Tayside and Central Scotland.

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