A Met Office warning for strong winds across the Western Isles, later today and into tomorrow has been issued this morning (Friday 22 May).

The warning, published just before 10am, speaks of: “A spell of unseasonably strong south-westerly winds affecting parts of north-west Scotland, particularly the Western Isles, later today, easing during the early hours of Saturday.

“Gusts of 60-65mph are expected, with the possibility of a few gusts of 70-75mph in exposed parts of Barra, North and South Uist.”

The possible impacts over the warning period, from 3pm today until 5am tomorrow, include short-term loss of power and other services and spray or wave overtopping on coastal routes and sea fronts.