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Weather Warning Continues this Weekend

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The MET Office is continuing to warn residents in Highland Perthshire of severe weather which could cause danger and disruption this weekend.

They’ve issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice, as well as an amber weather warning for wind.

A spokesperson for the MET Office explained: “Both the Yellow Warnings and the Amber Warning highlight the potential for Medium impacts, including possible transport disruption, risks to public safety, damage to buildings and temporary structures and outages to utilities.”

Pete Wishart, MP for Perth and North Perthshire, is also encouraging people to stay safe this weekend with low temperatures and high winds casting through Highland Perthshire.

Mr Wishart said: “I urge everyone to take great care when travelling over this period. Stay indoors where possible, drive safely and avoid unnecessary trips.

“The Met Office does not anticipate that Storm Arwen will cause widespread flooding, but flying debris is likely and could lead to injuries or danger to life. Be cautious of damaged trees, temporary structures and tiles being blown from roofs.”

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Other parts of the country are facing more serious warnings with a rare red weather warning for wind being issued.

This is coming from a strong northly wind which will be pounding on Scotland over the next few days.

The MET Office added: “The winds will be from a north to north-easterly direction, and it’s quite unusual to get such strong winds from that direction.

“Areas exposed to the north and northeast are likely to see strongest winds, with the potential for impacts in areas that are normally sheltered from the strongest winds (e.g. harbours), which tend to come from the west or southwest.”

More information on the weather forecast can be found on: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/forecast/gfj6e4tps#?date=2021-11-27

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