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Met Office weather warning flags 'very strong winds' in the Highlands with possible disruption

By Hector MacKenzie

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FORECASTERS have issued a wind weather warning covering much of the Highlands for later this week.

A yellow warning for a period of "very strong winds" developing across northern Scotland on Friday afternoon before extending south as the day progresses has been made.

The Met Office warning, which starts at noon on Friday this week, is currently in place until 6pm on Saturday.

The Friday warning states: "Potential for a period of very strong winds to develop across northern Scotland on Friday afternoon then extend south during the evening."

Saturday's says: "Potential for a spell of very windy weather across much of the UK during Saturday."

It coincides with a cold snap with temperatures potentially dropping below freezing on Saturday.

Dingwall's forecast for Friday flags strong wind and sleet showers.

The yellow weather warning though is at the lower end of the scale indicating possible travel delays and the need to plan ahead with the chance of disruption and

The earnings are issued when the weather is deemed to have the potential to have an adverse impact on life.

The yellow category states:

Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely

- There is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs

- There is a small chance that some roads and bridges could close

- There is a slight chance that power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage

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