The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for severe gales in the Falkirk area.
It applies between 12 p.m. today (Monday) until 5 a.m. on Tuesday and advises that very strong winds of 50-60mph widely and in excess of 70-80mph in some places should be expected.
Accompanying the strong winds, there will also be some periods of heavy rain, along with potential for several centimetres of snow on some high-level routes mainly above 300m during Monday daytime. Large waves will develop around coasts, especially in the west and north.
The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, particularly to transport and power supplies.