THE Met Office has issued a new yellow warning with strong winds expected to batter Scotland on Wednesday.

It means the whole of the country will now be covered by a yellow warning at some stage.

The first warning, which covers much of the north of the country, has been updated and will now come into force at 5am on Wednesday morning and last until 7pm.

The National:

Another warning, covering major cities including Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Perth, will be in place from 9am on Wednesday until 5pm the same day.

The north of Scotland has been told there is a “slight chance” of power cuts and a “small chance that injuries and danger to life could occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties”.

The National:

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

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“Items including the bins, garden furniture, trampolines, tents, sheds and fences,” the warning said.

In both instances, people have been told that both bus and train services could be affected and that some journeys could take longer.