Winter Storms Batter Scotland

Police are urging people in Scotland not to travel as winds of up to 165mph are currently battering the country, leaving thousands with out power.

The Met Office yesterday issued it’s highest warning for the region for extreme winds stating

The risk of disruption is considered highest across central and southern Scotland where there is a significant risk of damage to trees and structures. The police are also advising that conditions for travel will be extremely poor and that travellers are likely to experience significant delays.

People have been sending in images to the BBC of the storm all day, although the general advice is not to venture out.

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Kevin Doyle said he struggled to hold the camera while taking this picture of the storm hitting Maidens Harbour in South Ayrshire

‘She Cannae Take Any More Captain !!!’

There is currently an investigation as to how the fire started at the wind farm, and why the brakes didn’t work.

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Stuart McMahon sent in this stunning image of a turbine at Ardrossan Windfarm bursting into flames during severe weather

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Roddy Isles from Dundee University sent in this satellite image of the storm system over the British Isles on Thursday morning

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High waves batter the coastline at Helensburgh, Scotland, as the country braced itself for hurricane-force winds. Winds of up to 100mph have been forecast, with the strongest gusts expected to hit the west of Scotland and the central belt from 12pm, and from 3pm in the east, hitting rush-hour traffic. Photo: PA

Snow is also expected to be a major issue as well. Scotland’s deputy first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said

Winds would affect the north east, Moray Firth, Inverness, Caithness and Orkney on Thursday night and into Friday morning.

She warned: “It is very likely that those areas will see very heavy winds, up to 90mph.

“That will also come with much colder temperatures, so there is a real risk of blizzard conditions through the later part of tonight and into the early hours of tomorrow morning as a result of that.”

STV currently have a live webcam viewing the River Clyde in Glasgow which is close to bursting it’s banks.

For a full break down of the storm visit the BBC for information as it happens. BBC Scotland updates can also be found here with video

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