An amber weather warning has been issued for parts of Scotland ahead of Storm Malik.

Storm Malik - named by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) - will bring high winds and wet weather to the UK on Saturday, January 29 from 7am to roughly 3pm.

The Met Office warning covers the north and east of Scotland as well as Northern Ireland and parts of northern England.

Storm Malik is a low-pressure system that will have a more sizeable impact on Denmark on Sunday, January 30, but it will go through the UK first.

Storm Malik warning for Scotland

Gusts could reach up to 80mph in exposed coastal areas, but more widely 60mph as Storm Malik tracks eastwards towards Denmark.

The Met Office's amber alert will last from 7am on Saturday until 3pm in the afternoon.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Paul Gundersen said, “The impacts of Storm Malik are going to be greatest in Denmark on Sunday, but the track of the storm in the preceding hours means that the UK will be dealt a glancing blow as Malik moves eastwards on Saturday.

Why has the Met Office upgraded the warning to amber?

The Met Office has issued the amber warning as it looks more likely that we'll experience the strongest winds expected. 

It has updated its "impact matrix" to reflect and therefore has pushed the warning colour to Amber.

Which parts of Scotland will be affected?

Central, Tayside & Fife

  • Angus
  • Dundee
  • Fife
  • Perth and Kinross


  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray

SW Scotland, Lothian Borders

  • East Lothian
  • Edinburgh
  • Midlothian Council
  • Scottish Borders
  • West Lothian