Storm Abigail to Hit Scotland

First Met Office’s named storm to batter Scotland on the 13th of this month.

A ‘be aware’ warning has been issued for late Thursday into Friday for the Western and Northern Isles, Highlands and Argyll. Earlier in the year the Met Office asked the public for names to call the next storm. Storm Abigail could bring gusts of 60 to 70mph, potentially rising to speeds of up to 80mph in exposed areas.

The warning has been put into effect for 18:00 on Thursday until 14:00 the following day.

In its warning, the Met Office said: “The public should be aware of the risk of disruption to transport. In addition, large waves may give rise to local over-topping along some coasts”

Meteorologist Dr Eddy Graham, who lectures at Lews Castle College UHI in Stornoway in Lewis, said people should stay indoors if the weather deteriorates. He said: “The Met Office have issued the first high wind warning of the season for this Thursday and Friday for most of northern and western Scotland.

“Winds are expected to reach over 70mph, possibly touching 80mph in the strongest gusts. Winds of these speeds are dangerous when outdoors – stay safely indoors when conditions deteriorate.”

This has been a b**p PSA.