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Wind and snow warning for Caithness

By David G Scott

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The Met Office has issued a warning for wind and snow across the far north tomorrow and Wednesday.

The bulletin issued on Saturday states that showers, accompanied by strong winds, will become increasingly frequent and wintry through Tuesday at all levels, before dying away Wednesday morning.

Met Office warning.
Met Office warning.

Below 100m, accumulations are most likely to be temporary and slushy. Greater likelihood of more significant accumulations (2-5, and in places 10-15cm) above 200 m. In combination with winds gusting 50 to 60mph, perhaps 70mph on exposed summits, temporary blizzard conditions and some drifting of snow on higher level routes is likely.

Gusts of around 70mph on exposed coasts will generate some large waves and dangerous coastal conditions in a few places.

What to expect:

  • Difficult driving conditions at times on higher routes is likely.
  • Some bus, ferry, and possibly train services affected, with journeys either cancelled or taking longer.
  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges possible.
  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and/or large waves.

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