‘Danger to life’ fears as 80 mph yellow wind warning and 25 flood warnings issued across Scotland.

STORM Franklin is sweeping across Scotland today.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for winds that could gust up to 80 mph.

SEPA also issued 25 flood warnings, with the west coast hit the hardest.

Forecasters say the explosions will cause more power outages, traffic delays and damage.

Large waves can also pose a “danger to life” and there may be power outages.

Greg Dewhurst of the Met Office said it will be “another windy day across the UK” today.

He added: “There is a risk to the northern parts of the country – northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland – of gusts of 50 to 60 mph inland and 70 to 80 mph around the open coasts and hills.”

Storm Franklin comes days after Storm Eunice claimed four lives in Britain and Ireland.

The 122 mph storm is said to be the strongest ever recorded in England.

Keep up to date with the latest Storm Franklin and weather news for Scotland here.

  • A75 FALLEN TREE

    The A75 west lane at Castle Kennedy is currently blocked by a fallen tree.

    Drivers were urged to be careful.

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  • ROAD UPDATE

    A LIST of the routes most affected by the hurricane has been released by the Northwest Highway Division.

    Road experts patrol 19 gritters to keep Scotland’s roads safe.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • SUNDAY WEATHER

    The meteorological office has published an overview for the last 24 hours.

    That’s because Storm Franklin was the third named storm in less than a week.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • TRAVEL TIPS

    TRAFFIC Scotland has issued important advice for road users during the storm.

    The National Transportation Agency is warning motorists to be careful when overtaking vehicles with high sides.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • TRAVEL UPDATE

    TRAFFIC Scotland reported that the A1 – Tyne Bridge is still restricted in both directions due to the storm.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • TORNADO WARNING

    Storm Franklin will bring “violent and destructive gusts” across Northern Ireland from today until early morning.

    The yellow warning is in effect from midnight.

    And Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna shared the warning from the Tornado and Storm Research Organization on Twitter, telling followers: “While the risk is very low, a tornado or two is possible due to today’s squally cold front.”

    Two inches of snow will fall in some northern postcodes, while in Manchester locals are forced to leave their homes due to fears that the Mersey will flood East and West Didsbury.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • RAILWAY DAMAGE

    NETWORK Rail shared a photo of the damage caused by the landslide to the Scottish Railway.

    Debris blocked the line between Upper Tyndrum and Orchy Bridge.

    Crews are working to clear the line between Crianlarich and Mallaig and are conducting security checks.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • FORCE OF CHAOS

    MORE THAN 83,000 people across the UK are still without power after the worst winter storm in a generation.

    The Met Office has issued a slew of weather warnings for today and tomorrow as millions of people will face strong winds as they commute to work on Monday.

    Forecasters say the explosions will cause more power outages, traffic delays and damage.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • WEATHER LEGEND

    SEAN Batty commented on the latest storm to hit Scotland.

    The weather specialist stressed that this is the first time Scotland has had three named storms in a week.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • SECURITY

    The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for southwest Scotland.

    The National Weather Service is warning of falling branches, broken rails and problems for vehicles with high sides on the roads.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • FLOOD NIGHTMARE

    King George V Park in GLASGOW suffered severe flooding ahead of the arrival of Storm Franklin.

    Pictures show benches and sports equipment surrounded by flood waters as heavy rain hit the country.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

    Water flooded the playground
    Sepa Issues 18 Flood Warnings
    SEPA issues 18 flood warnings
    Southside Park Hit By Severe Flooding
    Southside Park hit by severe flooding
  • WEATHER FORECAST

    The Met Office has published a seven-day weather forecast.

    The National Weather Service predicts that it will remain unstable at the start of the new week.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • FLOOD HAZARD

    The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has issued 18 flood warnings amid the chaos caused by Storm Franklin.

    It includes Peebles, Pollock Country Park, Callander, Allan’s Bridge and Upper Tay.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • RAILWAY UPDATE

    SCOTRAIL has confirmed that it will operate a close-to-usual schedule on all routes except for the West Highland Line between Crianlarich and Mallaig.

    The route from Ayr to Stranraer will be canceled tomorrow due to dangerous strong winds.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • CROSSINGS CANCELED

    The storm causes havoc on CalMac Ferries, with massive flight cancellations and service outages.

    The following flights were canceled: Gourock to Dunoon, Colintraive to Rhubodach, Oban to Lismore and several others.

    For all the latest weather news, click HERE.

  • Make sure your doors and windows are well closed

    By making sure your windows and doors are sealed, you can be sure that moisture doesn’t seep through the cracks.

    Ross Counsell, Certified Surveyor and Director of Regulated Property Buyers. good move says explains: “This prevents any damage to the interior of your home and also minimizes any mold or mildew damage.

    “Windows should be at least double glazed to provide an extra barrier of protection, and be sure to use rubber seals to fill the space between the sides and bottom of your door and the door frame.”

  • Tyne Bridge hit by strong winds, all lanes closed

    All lanes on the Tyne Bridge on the A1 motorway are closed due to weather conditions.

    Traffic on the lanes is limited in both directions due to strong winds.

  • Cal Mac forced to abandon ferry services

    Cal Mac was forced to stop ferry service due to Franklin’s gale.

    The following routes have been, or are likely to be, affected by cancellations and disruptions.

    • Colintrave – Rubodach
    • Oban – Lismore
    • Tarbert – Portavady
  • UK TORNADO warning due to 80 mph storm and flooding

    Storm Franklin, an 800 mile wide squall, will bring “violent and destructive gusts” across Northern Ireland from tonight until tomorrow morning.

    The yellow warning is in effect from midnight.

    And Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna shared the warning from the Tornado and Storm Research Organization on Twitter, telling followers: “While the risk is very low, a tornado or two is possible due to today’s squally cold front.”

    Two inches of snow will fall in some northern postcodes, while in Manchester locals are forced to leave their homes due to fears that the Mersey will flood East and West Didsbury.

  • The image shows damage to the Scottish Railway from the hurricane.

    Network Rail shared a photo of the damage caused by the landslide to the Scottish Railway.

    Debris blocked the line between Upper Tyndrum and Orchy Bridge.

    Crews are working to clear the line between Crianlarich and Mallaig and are conducting security checks.

  • 83,000 people across the UK are still without electricity

    More than 83,000 people across the UK are still without power after the worst winter storm in a generation.

    The Met Office has issued a slew of weather warnings for today and tomorrow as millions of people will face strong winds as they commute to work on Monday.

    Forecasters say the explosions will cause more power outages, traffic delays and damage.

  • Hundreds of houses in the south evacuated due to the strongest storm in the UK

    Hundreds of homes will be evacuated today as Britain’s worst storm on record continues with 80 mph storms and ‘life-threatening’ flood warnings.

    This is the first time on record that the three named storms have occurred just a few days apart – the unusually ferocious Storm Eunice has claimed the lives of four people and plunged 1.3 million homes into darkness.

    Storm Franklin, an 800 mile wide squall, will bring “violent and destructive gusts” across Northern Ireland from tonight until tomorrow morning.

    The yellow warning is in effect from midnight.

    Two inches of snow will fall in some northern postcodes, while in Manchester locals are forced to leave their homes due to fears that the Mersey will flood East and West Didsbury.

    Manchester City Council has confirmed that 460 families have been ordered to leave the city urgently.

  • Where in Scotland are there weather warnings for tomorrow?

    The Met Office has issued a yellow wind warning for southwest Scotland tomorrow as Storm Franklin hits.

    The warning is also in effect for the northwest and south of England, and a wind warning amber is in effect for parts of Northern Ireland.

    Weather Warnings For Tomorrow
    Weather warnings for tomorrowCredit: Met Office
  • Roads in Dumfries flooded: police urgently warn drivers

    The road to Whitesands in Dumfries began to flood.

    Police urged all drivers parked in the car park across from Knox Sports to move immediately.

    The officers warned that the parking lot would soon be flooded.

    Scene At Whitesands, Dumfries
    Scene at Whitesands, DumfriesCredit: Police Scotland.
  • Ferry routes hit by bad weather

    Cal Mac has warned passengers that a number of their ferry routes are being changed or canceled due to weather conditions.

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