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Gale-force winds expected

COMMUTERS are being warned they face significant disruption tomorrow as gale-force winds are expected to sweep across the country.

The Met Office has issued weather warnings amid fears that the gusts could reach up to 90mph in the north of Scotland and 80mph elsewhere. The strongest gales are due in the morning, with fears transport in the central belt will be affected during rush hour.

Wintry showers are forecast in the north of the country tomorrow night, with up to 5cm of snow expected to fall in some areas, reaching up to 20cm on higher ground. Forecasters have warned the strong winds could result in blizzard conditions in some areas of Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

The Met Office said low pressure passing to the north of Scotland would usher in a "cold, showery airstream of Arctic origin, with frequent snow showers for around 24 hours".

Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing and it will feel like -6 overnight tomorrow night in Inverness and -5 in Glasgow.

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