Warning as ‘weather bomb’ hits East Dunbartonshire

Wind and rain hits Scotland
Wind and rain hits Scotland

East Dunbartonshire residents have been warned to take extra care on the roads as strong winds and rain batter Scotland.

The so-called ‘weather bomb’ is expected to cause widespread disruption throughout today, with a Met Office amber “be prepared” warning in place until 6pm.

Parts of the Highlands and Islands suffered power cuts when the storm hit early this morning.

The warning states: “Very strong winds are likely to affect northern and central parts of the UK from early Wednesday and last through until early Thursday as a very deep low pressure system moves slowly eastwards between Scotland and Iceland.

“There remains some uncertainty in the precise depth of this low and therefore in the exact wind strengths and timings.

“However a period of severe gales is likely over northern and central Britain, as well as the potential for storm force winds over the Amber area.

“Very large swell generated over the Atlantic to the south of the very deep depression will lead to exceptionally large waves affecting west coasts.”

A total of 15 flood warnings and 12 flood alerts have been issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa).

Meanwhile, police in Kirkintilloch this morning urged people to take the weather into consideration when driving.