Weather warning for strong winds in Argyll and Bute

The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for the Strathclyde area due to forecast strong winds on the afternoon and evening of Friday, December 4.
The Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for the Strathclyde area due to forecast strong winds on the afternoon and evening of Friday, December 4.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ weather warning for Argyll and Bute - and much of central and southern Scotland - for the second half of Friday, December 4.

The warning for the Strathclyde area is in place from 12 noon until 11.45pm on Friday, when south-westerly gales or severe gales are expected to affect much of Scotland.

Motorists are being advised that difficult driving conditions are likely and that there is a risk of disruption on roads and to ferry services.

Heavy rain will also move in to the Argyll and Bute area in the course of Friday evening.

The Met Office’s five-day forecast for Rothesay is currently predicting winds of 25-35mph on Friday afternoon and evening - though gusts of 50mph and above are forecast from 3pm until midnight - while rain will also get heavier from mid-afternoon onwards.

Although the wind speeds will ease off slightly from the early hours of Saturday, rain is expected to continue steadily until Sunday morning.

For the latest Met Office weather forecast for Rothesay, click here.