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Storm Kathleen likely to bring a spell of very windy weather across the Scottish Borders

Weather warning has been issued by the Met Office warning of a named storm, Kathleen, likely to bring a spell of very windy weather


The Met Office has issued a warning for a spell of very windy weather to parts of Western Britain. 


Warning for Saturday

  • Warning in place from 0800 to 2200 Saturday 6 April 
  • Warning area covers south west Scotland, effectively covers all of the Scottish Borders.


    Key information

    • Southerly winds are expected to gust quite widely to 50-60 mph on Saturday, while some exposed spots may see gusts up to 70mph
    • Some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs, could happen

    • Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible

    • Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

    • Injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

    • Some roads and bridges may close

    • Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible - Check with the provider before travelling.

  • More information

    Prepare to protect your property and people from injury. Check for loose items outside your home and plan how you could secure them. 

    See the Met Office website for more details.

    Further updates will be provided as required.


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