Storm Pia received its name from the Danish Met Institute, and is coming to Scotland tomorrow (December 21). Set to cause some travel disruption right before Christmas, the storm is predicted to reach wind gusts of up to 80mph.
While the North and the North East of Scotland (including the Northern Isles) are going to be the most impacted, The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for wind for both Glasgow and Edinburgh, as well as most of the UK.
The Met Office said: “Strong winds across a large swathe of the country Thursday, causing some travel disruption. Some bus and train services are affected, with some journeys taking longer. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are expected.
Some short-term loss of power and other services Coastal routes, seafronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves. Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges.”
The weather warning starts from midnight on December 21, lasting until 9pm that evening.
The Met Office further said: “Overnight Wednesday into Thursday, strong west to northwesterly winds are likely to develop across a large swathe of the country. Quite widely winds are expected to gust 45-55 mph, with stronger gusts, possibly reaching 65-70 mph, over and to the east of high ground, mainly across the north of the warning area.
“However, the strongest winds are likely to be across the far north and northeast of Scotland, including the Northern Isles during the morning. Here, gusts of 70-80 mph are possible for a time. The system has been named Storm Pia by the Danish Met Institute, as impacts are expected to be greater here.”
Stay safe out there, folks!