Wind warning issued for Argyll and Bute

A yellow 'be aware' warning for wind is in place in Argyll and Bute from 2pm on June 1 until 6pm on June 2.
A yellow 'be aware' warning for wind is in place in Argyll and Bute from 2pm on June 1 until 6pm on June 2.

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning advising that strong winds are expected in Argyll and Bute, and much of the UK, on Monday and Tuesday.

The warning is in effect from 2pm today (Monday, June 1) until 6pm on Tuesday.

CalMac has already advised that the Rothesay-Wemyss Bay ferry - along with much of the rest of its Clyde and Hebrides network - may be disrupted due to the adverse weather.

The Met Office’s forecast for Rothesay is currently predicting that south-westerly winds will increase in force through the course of Monday, with gusts of around 50mph expected in the early evening and continuing around the 40-50mph mark through the night and for much of Tuesday.

The XCWeather website is predicting that wind gusts in the Rothesay area could reach a peak of around 64mph in the early hours of Tuesday.

Heavy rain is also likely in the afternoon and evening on Monday, and into Tuesday too.

Latest information:

Met Office weather warnings

XCWeather forecast for Rothesay