Stormiest Day Of Winter Across Scotland, Blizzards Possible Saturday, Another Storm Monday!

As predicted and highlighted here back at the start of the week, Scotland is getting hammered today by the strongest system yet with widespread gusts to 70 mph but we’ve even seen exposed low elevation areas such as South Uist Range and Forth Road Bridge record gusts over 90 mph.

Stunning visible satellite view of the storm as it passed north of Shetland this afternoon.

Credit: Met Office

Credit: Met Office

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

MANY lorries were blown over today.

Credit: PA

Credit: PA

There has been significant damage to structures in places.

This was the scene at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh this morning.

Credit: Scott Arthur

Credit: Scott Arthur

RED warnings have been issued for Orkney and Shetland where gusts of 100+mph is expected this afternoon.

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

Cairngorm clocked a 144 mph gust earlier.

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Wave heights approaching 50ft possible near Shetland this afternoon.

Credit: Magicseaweed.com

Credit: Magicseaweed.com

As Storm Gertrude lifts up into the Norwegian Sea, the jet will drop south allowing colder air to sweep in so expect to see showers become wintry later today and especially tonight even towards sea level.

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

Winds will remain significant throughout today and tomorrow also.

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

Expect a day of wind and sleet and snow showers, feeling bitter in the gale-force west wind.

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

GFS surface for early Sat AM. Expect blizzard conditions within the mountains while light accumulation can’t be ruled out even at low levels tonight and tomorrow.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Next storm system arrives Monday morning.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

We look to get a south, southeast moving (weaker) system mid next week then another potentially deep, stormy low makes an approach this day next week.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

The temperature rollercoaster shall continue through this weekend and next week. Warmth surges north ahead of systems and cold follows in their wake.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

See video for the discussion.

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