Scotland has been put on storm alert today as the Met office issues a yellow weather warning.
Central and south-west Scotland looks set to face the tail-end of hurricane Gonzalo later today (Monday)/early Tuesday morning after it has caused widespread devastation across the Caribbean.
The 300 mile-wide storm, which hit Bermuda with 143mph winds last Friday, flattened power lines and cut off electricity for half of its inhabitants with torrential rain and gale-force winds.
The storm has been downgraded in strength by the time it hits the UK but forecasters fear that gale force winds of up to 50mph could still cause serious travel disruption across Scotland as well as power cuts and bring down trees.
Motorists have been warned to take “extreme care” while travelling as experts cannot say yet how severe the weather will be.
However it looks likely that commuters will be affected in some way on Tuesday morning as they head to work.
The low level yellow warning which has been issued by the Met office urges people to ‘be aware’ as severe weather is possible over the next few days and could affect you.
Information on the Met office website, said: “Yellow means that you should plan ahead thinking about possible travel delays, or the disruption of your day to day activities. We are monitoring the developing weather situation and yellow means keep an eye on the latest forecast and be aware that the weather may change or worsen, leading to disruption of your plans in the next few days.”
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