Warnings issued ahead of Storm Henry’s arrival

An 'Amber: Be Prepared' warning has been issued by the Met Office ahead of Storm Henry's arrival on Monday, February 1.
An 'Amber: Be Prepared' warning has been issued by the Met Office ahead of Storm Henry's arrival on Monday, February 1.

The Met Office has issued an ‘Amber: Be Prepared’ warning for high winds across parts of Scotland tomorrow (Monday, February 1) as Storm Henry is set to arrive.

The worst of the weather is expected in the Highlands, Strathclyde, and along western coastal areas with wind speeds of up to 90mph forecast in some exposed areas.

The winds are expected to worsen on Monday afternoon from about 3pm, lasting until about 9am on Tuesday morning.

Ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne, is advising passengers to check ahead on the company’s website, social media feeds, and app, for disruptions across the network.

“Storm Henry is set to present significant operational challenges,” said CalMac’s Operations General Manager Ross Moran. “As with any adverse weather, we would ask passengers to consider whether their journey is absolutely necessary and to regularly check for route disruptions across the network.

“Our website, Twitter and app all provide continuously updated travel information - our customer services team keeps these channels absolutely current and they all provide the best and latest details of our operations.

“We are committed to working as hard as possible to deliver optimal service cover, but with such adverse conditions predicted, widespread disruption is likely.”

For service updates on the island’s ferry links, visit Calmac’s website for further information or follow @calmac on Twitter, and for real-time journey information visit Traffic Scotland, follow @trafficscotland on Twitter, or call 0800 0281414.