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Ross residents warned of further disruption as Met Office issues amber warning over Storm Corrie


By John Davidson

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The Met Office has issued an amber warning for strong winds on top of its yellow warning.
The Met Office has issued an amber warning for strong winds on top of its yellow warning.

The Met Office has issued an amber warning across the Highlands, north-east Scotland and the Western Isles as Storm Corrie threatens to bring further disruption on Sunday evening into Monday morning.

It follows the death of a woman on Saturday morning when Storm Malik hit the country. The 60-year-old was killed by a falling tree in Aberdeen as gusts of wind hit around 85mph nearby.

A wind gust speed of 147mph was recorded on Cairn Gorm on Saturday at 6am, while the conditions brought trains to a standstill and cut power in areas of Moray, Aberdeenshire, Angus and Perthshire.

Train services including those on the Aberdeen to Inverness, Far North line between Inverness and Wick/Thurso and the Inverness to Kyle route were suspended on Saturday, with speed restrictions in place elsewhere on the network.

The latest Met Office weather warning says that high winds are likely to cause some damage and travel disruption.

It is in place between 5pm on Sunday and 6am on Monday, with a further yellow warning covering a wider area also in force between 3pm on Sunday and noon on Monday.

The amber warning says that flying debris is likely which could endanger life, while there will also be damage to trees and buildings. Longer journey times and further cancellations are likely across road, rail and ferry services, while it says some bridges are also likely to close.

There will be a danger to life in coastal areas from large waves and beach material being thrown onto coastal roads, sea fronts and properties, it adds.


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