GALE force winds of up to 95 miles per hour are being forecast for the weekend.

The storm is forecast to start in the early hours of Friday morning, with the strongest gusts around exposed western coasts.

The winds should then ease before rising again in the early hours of Saturday, with current forecasts predicting gusts of 70 to 95 miles per hour for the north of Lewis.

It will remain stormy through most of Saturday morning, with winds decreasing to around 45 miles per hour during the afternoon.