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Met Office weather warning: UK braced for nearly 12 hours of gale force winds

BBC Weather: UK set for brisk winds and showers

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The latest warnings follow what was a turbulent week in the UK, with several regions battered and bruised by wind and rain. Today’s latest warning, which lasts for nearly 12 hours, suggests more of the same. But this time it is Scotland alone set to feel the wrath of gale-force winds.

The Met Office released the warning today, stating northern Scotland could see severe conditions for nearly 12 hours.

Between 8pm tonight and 5pm tomorrow, Scots will brave gale force plus winds.

The forecast states: “Strengthening west to northwesterly winds will bring gusts of 60 to 70 mph, perhaps locally 80 mph, to exposed locations of northern and eastern Scotland.

“These winds initially across the Western Isles and northwest mainland Scotland on Saturday evening, spreading to Orkney and eastern Scotland overnight and Sunday morning.

“In combination with high spring tides this is expected to lead to large waves around the coasts.

“Winds gradually easing through Sunday afternoon.”

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