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Weather Update at 11am Tuesday 17th October

Met Office – Forecast Update

Winds are starting to ease in the west and southwest, the Yellow Warning for Wind has recently been updated with these areas removed. The warning now covers the Lothians & Borders, Fife and eastern parts of Forth Valley and Lanarkshire, and is valid through until 1500 this afternoon. It is still assessed as low likelihood of medium impacts.

Below are the highest recorded wind gusts over the past few hours;

Dundrennan (near Kirkcudbright) 67mph
Prestwick (Ayrshire) 65mph
Salsburgh (Lanarkshire) 60mph
Charterhall (Borders) 60mph
Gogarbank (west of Edinburgh) 58mph
Leuchars (Fife) 56mph

Winds will gradually ease through today and it’ll be a very much improved weather situation over the next couple of days.

An improving picture from a coastal flood warning point of view. Following last night’s update provided at 2300, tide gauge levels continued to fall in the areas of concern.

Flood warnings were added for Glen Lyon in Perthshire (River flooding of agricultural land) at 0339 hrs and Strathglass (agricultural land) at 0618 hrs.

So SEPA has 4 Alerts and 16 Warnings out this morning all relating to last night’s conditions.

No flooding incidents reported as of 0645.

Coastal Alerts and Warnings will be removed this morning. River warnings will be reviewed and updated as necessary.

Outlook is not showing any tidal influences or rainfall that would lead to significant flooding problems. This will be confirmed however in today’s Flood Guidance Statement that will be issued at 1030 hrs.

Transport Scotland – Road, Rail, Ferry and Air


• No issues reported on the network at present
• Erskine Bridge currently closed to high sided vehicles
• Tay Bridge currently closed to high sided vehicles
• Forth Road Bridge is currently only open to buses.
• All other bridges are open.

• Services are currently suspended in Fife due to a NR rail head treatment train having struck a tree in the Markinch area. Recovery of the damaged vehicles by NR currently underway. This is affecting services into/out of Edinburgh from Fife, Dundee and Aberdeen. No alternative transport is available at this time.
• Services between Inverness and Aberdeen subject to delay and revision due to over running engineering works.
• Caledonian Sleeper services from last night were either cancelled or terminated early due to electric overhead lines at Lockerbie on the West coast main line being down last night. Repairs carried out overnight and WCML re-opened.
• Both East and West Coast main line services are operational.

P&O & Stena: Delays are expected on Irish sailings this morning. Both P&O and Stena are informing customers across social media

CalMac: Disruption and cancellations reported across the West Coast. CalMac continue to inform customers regarding disruption and alternative services

Northlink: No cancellations expected. Northlink continue to inform customers regarding any potential delays

Argyll Ferries: Service is currently suspended due to high winds. Replacement bus service is currently operating.

Western Ferries: No current issues.

• Airports continue to advise passengers to check with their airline before travelling.
All airports within Scotland are currently open and operational

Message sent by
Willie Clark (NHWN, Community Engagement Officer, NW Scotland)

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Date: 17/10/2017