STORM Ingunn has brought strong winds to Scotland with weather warnings in place and travel disruption expected.

In a post on the Met Office’s Twitter/X page, the forecaster explained that red warnings for “violent winds and avalanches” have been issued by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (NMI).  

It added: “The rapidly deepening area of low pressure passing to the north of Scotland today has been named Storm Ingunn by the NMI.

“Several gales will affect northern Britain, but in Norway, red warnings are in place for hurricane force winds and avalanches.”

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The first yellow warning for Scotland came into effect at 5am on Wednesday over more northerly parts of the country, including Orkney, Shetland, the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Moray, and the Western Isles.

The second warning came into force at 9am, with the alert covering the rest of Scotland.

The National:

Travel disruption is also expected with a spokesperson for ScotRail advising travellers to stay up to date with their social media channels and website.

“Due to adverse weather, blanket speed restrictions are imposed for high winds.

"These speed restrictions will result in extended journey times, cancellations, and alterations,” ScotRail said.

The routes affected include:

  • Inverness and Aberdeen
  • Inverness and Wick
  • Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh
  • Inverness and Tain
  • Glasgow Queen Street and Inverness and between Edinburgh and Inverness
  • Glasgow Queen Street and Oban/Fort William/Mallaig

Traffic Scotland also provided an update on the conditions of a number of bridges across Scotland in a post on Twitter/X.

The National:

The Met Office has warned that those in the north of the country could face power cuts and that there is 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 warning for the north of Scotland is in place till 7pm while the one for the rest of the country ends at 5pm.