Storm Caroline: Yellow weather warning for Perthshire

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for Perth and Kinross on Thursday as Storm Caroline hits Scotland.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for Perth and Kinross on Thursday as Storm Caroline hits Scotland.

It’s nothing unusual for Scotland for this time of year but Perth is expected to have high winds and possibly snow showers on Friday.

Most of Perthshire should already know bad weather was expected as local weatherman Windy Wilson predicted an absolute howler on Saturday.

Two weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office between Thursday and Saturday. High winds are expected earlier Thursday morning and throughout the day. This includes a second warning on Friday for chances of snow and ice.

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Travel and power loss disruption is expected and various agencies have issued statements following Storm Caroline.

Traffic Scotland said: “Storm Caroline is expected to bring a spell of very windy weather to much of Scotland and parts of the north of Northern Ireland on Thursday. Gusts of 60-70 mph are expected quite widely, with gusts to 80 mph possible over high ground and around exposed coasts. Road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected, with longer journey times and cancellations possible. Some short term loss of power and other services is possible. It is likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.”

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Scotrail have confirmed speed restrictions will be in place between Perth & Aberdeen and Perth & Inverness.

ScotRail Alliance safety director David Lister said: “With the Met Office predicting wind speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, we have taken the decision to suspend some services from the start of service on Thursday.

“This isn’t a decision that we have taken lightly, but the safety and security of our staff and customers must come first.”

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