A new Met Office warning of very windy weather has been issued this morning (Friday 10 December) with the Western Isles likely to bear the brunt of the storm.
The yellow ‘alert’ warning is for gales between 9pm on Sunday and 6am on Monday, when the Met Office says gusts of 90mph are possible in the isles.
The warning says: “Strong winds are possible during Sunday evening and overnight, before easing quickly during Monday morning.
“There is potential for wind gusts to reach 80 to 85mph, and in excess of 90mph in a few locations, particularly over the Western Isles.
“The strongest gusts will be from a westerly or southwesterly direction. However, the very strongest winds may remain just offshore.”
No impact on ferry timetables has yet been notified, but the Met Office does warn of disruption, particularly to ferry services.
They also warn of injuries and danger to life from flying debris and large waves, and of the possibility of power cuts and loss of mobile phone coverage.
High tide in Stornoway is at 3.06am on Monday, when winds are likely to have peaked and be falling.
Chart from the Met Office.