Travel delays possible

Parts of Scotland are braced for rain, strong winds and the chance of flooding. Picture: Robert Perry
Parts of Scotland are braced for rain, strong winds and the chance of flooding. Picture: Robert Perry

Flooding caused by drains blocked by fallen leaves could add to anticipated problems for drivers tomorrow (Tuesday) as the remains of Hurricane Gonzalo hit Scotland.

A statement on the Met office website said gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday.

Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer northwesterly through Tuesday morning.

Gusts exceeding 55 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas in the west and possibly to around 80 mph around coasts in northern Scotland.

The met office statement says the public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees.

Difficult driving conditions will result, perhaps exacerbated by surface water and spray in places.

Latest evidence suggests an increased risk of localised disruption in central Scotalnd.