A "Yellow Warning" for high winds has been issued this morning (Friday January 4th) by the UK Meteorological Office for between Monday at 12:00 and Tuesday at 15:00hrs.

The regions and local authorities affected are Central, Tayside & Fife, Grampian Highlands & Eilean Siar, Orkney & Shetland.

Very strong winds are expected to move eastwards across the north of Scotland on Monday, likely strengthening over northeastern parts of Scotland and the Northern Isles overnight and into Tuesday morning.

Gusts of 65-75 mph are likely, particularly in the northeast, before the winds gradually ease from the west later on Tuesday.