A ‘danger to life’ warning remains in place across Scotland today as the chaos from Storm Arwen continues.
The Met Office has kept a yellow wind warning in place for most of the country until 6pm today.
Forecasters expect winds of up to 65mph to batter Scotland for the second day in a row, with some more exposed areas seeing gusts potentially exceed that.
Experts say that the adverse conditions will have an impact on public transport services and roads during this period.
Some roads and bridges may have to close as a result of the stormy weather.
The Met Office have also warned of damage to buildings and have issued a ‘danger to life’ alert as the risk of flying debris remains high.
“Storm Arwen will bring high winds to most areas during Saturday”, the yellow warning reads.
“Gusts will widely reach 55 to 65mph in many coastal areas with the highest gusts in coastal parts of east Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, southwest England and northeast England where gusts in excess of 65mph are expected in some areas.
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“Winds will slowly ease from the northwest during the day.”
ScotRail have warned passengers of ‘major disruption’ on its services today as continues to deal with the damage caused by overnight gales last night.
Hundreds of Scots were left stranded at stops on Friday due to services being cancelled or heavily postponed.
The rail firm said that workers will take ‘significant time’ to assess the damage caused to the lines.
“We’re expecting major disruptions to continue for most of today”, ScotRail tweeted.
“It will take a significant amount of time for our colleague at @NetworkRailSCOT to assess damage inflicted by the weather overnight.
“Please do not travel, given the red and amber weather warnings in place from the Met Office.”
Storm Arwen also had an impact on Scotland’s roads last night, with a number of major routes closed off as workers moved to removed fallen trees.
Scots in the most impacted areas were told not to drive unless it is ‘absolutely necessary’ during the peak of the winds yesterday.
The Met Office issued a rare red weather warning for wind for the east coast of Scotland, which ended at midnight last night.
Other warnings were issued for snow and ice across the country, with the vast majority ending at around 10am today.