High winds brought by Storm Erik are causing travel chaos for Friday afternoon commuters.

Gusts of up to 70mph are expected across Scotland until late Saturday, with the Met Office issuing yellow weather warnings for flooding.

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Scotrail have cancelled a number of services across the country, and ferry services are also experiencing suspended crossings.

Ayrshire services are suffering several cancellations, with all lines between Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Harbour being terminated and started back at Kilwinning. 

Waves are crashing over the sea wall between Kilwinning and Ardrossan South Beach, meaning that stations between these locations will not be served.

Motorists in Carnoustie were advised to seek alternative routes throughout the town centre after Network Rail were forced to keep level crossing barriers on Station Road down due to high winds. 

Every ferry service operated under Caledonian MacBrayne suffered disruptions or cancellations, with half of all services cancelled for the remainder of the day.

Police in Dumfries advised that river levels on the River Nirth are extremely high, with the nearby car park expected to flood at anytime.

Traffic Scotland has urged drivers to be aware of surface spray, leave extra time for journeys and to avoid braking if aquaplaning occurs as forecasters predict inland gusts of 60mph.

The Met Office website reads: "A deep area of low pressure will bring windy and often wet weather across much of the UK on Friday and Saturday.

"A period of particularly strong winds will affect Northern Ireland and western Scotland on Friday, with gusts of 50 to 60mph inland and occasionally 70mph along exposed coasts.

"Winds will ease slightly on Friday evening."