Summary: Flood and travel warnings are in place as Storm Agnes, the first named storm of the season, reaches Scotland. South west Scotland is expected to be among the worst affected areas.
Storm Agnes: Flood and travel warnings across parts of Scotland
Storm Agnes has brought flood and travel warnings to parts of Scotland. The Met Office has issued a yellow “be aware” warning for high winds, covering most of the country. There are also heavy rain alerts in Dumfries and Galloway and a strip from the west coast up to Aberdeen. Gusts of up to 75mph are expected in hills and coastal areas. The storm, named after a deep area of low pressure in the Atlantic, has the potential to cause damage to buildings, power cuts, and disruption to road, rail, and ferry services.
The Met Office warns that Storm Agnes could cause damage to buildings, power cuts, and disruption to road, rail, and ferry services. Traffic Scotland advises drivers to be cautious of strong crosswinds and the risk of high-sided vehicles being blown over. Police in Dumfries and Galloway recommend drivers to plan ahead and ensure they have sufficient supplies in case of any delays. Network Rail also warns of potential disruption and advises customers to check before they travel.