Scotland has been issued a new amber weather warning this weekend as Storm Isha comes to the UK.

This comes after various yellow weather alerts for wind and rain were issued over the entirety of Scotland.

Now most of the south, including cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, will see major disruption and potential "danger to life".

The alert, which will also affect Tayside and Fife, will be in place from Sunday, January 21 from 6pm until 9am on Monday, January 22.

What to expect from Scotland's amber weather warning this weekend

According to the Met Office, this is what you can expect from Scotland's new amber weather warning as Storm Isha comes to the UK.

  • "There is a good chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage."
  • "Probably some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs."
  • "Longer journey times and cancellations likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected."
  • "Some roads and bridges likely to close."
  • "Injuries and danger to life is likely from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties."

What do yellow and amber weather warnings mean?

Yellow weather warnings: These warnings are issued for a range of weather situations that are likely to cause some low-level impact (such as travel disruption) to a limited area.

Such weather warnings mean most people can continue with their day as usual.

Other yellow warnings are issued when extreme weather is capable of causing an impact on most but where the certainty of this is much lower.

Amber weather warnings: Moving up in severity is the amber warning which is used when severe weather has the potential to disrupt plans.

This means the weather could hinder travel, cause road and rail closures, and power cuts and pose a risk to life and property.

When these are issued, residents should change or alter their plans to protect themselves.