Scotland is set to be battered by wind and rain for an lengthy period after the UK Met Office issued its latest yellow weather warning update.

Power cuts may occur, with the potential to affect other services, such as mobile phone coverage, while injuries and 'danger to life' could also occur from large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties

The yellow warning for rain and wind, which covers most of the central belt and South West Scotland, is in force on Saturday, April 6, from 8am to 10pm.

The Met Office stated: "Stronger gusts are now expected across some parts of the warning area, with likelihood also increased.

"Storm Kathleen will bring a spell of very windy weather to parts of western Britain and Northern Ireland this weekend. Southerly winds are expected to gust quite widely to 50-60 mph on Saturday, while some exposed spots, particularly in Northern Ireland, will see gusts to 70 mph with large waves also likely.

The areas affected include : 


  • Argyll and Bute
  • East Ayrshire
  • East Dunbartonshire
  • East Renfrewshire
  • Glasgow
  • Inverclyde
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Renfrewshire
  • South Ayrshire
  • South Lanarkshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Stirling

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian


⚠️ Yellow weather warning UPDATED ⚠️

Strong winds across Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and western parts of England and Wales

Saturday 0800 – 2200

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Transport is expected to be impacted by the weather with the public being advised of potential for road, rail, air and ferry services being closed, cancelled or delayed with longer journey times being likely.

Locals on the coastline have also been advised to remain vigilant around the waterside.

The Met Office added: "If you are on the coast, stay safe during stormy weather by being aware of large waves. Even from the shore large breaking waves can sweep you off your feet and out to sea. Take care if walking near cliffs; know your route and keep dogs on a lead. In an emergency, call 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

You can view the full advice and receive updates on the weather warning here.