Yellow warning for Storm Dudley in Angus

Published on Monday 14 February 2022

Time to batten down the hatches again…

the Met Office has issued a Yellow warning affecting most of Scotland, including Angus, with Storm Dudley set to blow through on Wednesday and Thursday.

While perhaps not the most fearsome name for a winter storm, Dudley still has the potential to reach gusts of 60-70mph and even 80-90mph around exposed Scottish coasts and hills.

Indeed, Dudley has prompted an Amber warning for areas including Fife and Central Scotland, as well as parts of Perth & Kinross.

Weather experts state that very strong westerly winds are expected to develop across western Scotland and Northern Ireland later on Wednesday and extend south-eastward to most of Scotland and northern England and north Wales overnight into Thursday.

There is still some uncertainty about the timing and location of the strongest winds, but they could be very strong and have a serious impact, especially following the recent storms Arwen, Malik and Corrie.

This could result in travel disruption (with more fallen trees and tree damage), power cuts, property damage and a risk to public safety from wind debris.

Please be prepared.

We will notify of any local school closures, as well as any transport and/or service disruptions on our Weather Watch webpages and via social media.

You'll find a wealth of information on the Ready Scotland website.

Make sure your phone is charged, check on elderly neighbours and relatives and make a note of note emergency numbers.

Power outages should be reported to SSEN on 105 and you can download the Powertrack app for details of power cuts and restoration times. You can also report power cuts and network damage through the Power Track app.

Fallen trees and debris should be reported to Police Scotland on 101.

For Non-urgent injuries or health concerns please call NHS 24 on 111.