Remnant of Hurricane Gonzalo is now expected to hit Moray

Gonzalo – remnant storm will hit Moray

The Met Office has updated an earlier storm warning and has concluded its path will now include Moray.

Earlier warnings from the national weather agency had excluded Moray from the expected path of the storm formed by the remnant of Hurricane Gonzalo.

However, an updated warning this morning has included the entire region with high winds and heavy rain likely to fall once again on Moray overnight tonight.

The Met Office warning says: “Gales, and more locally severe gales, are expected to affect much of the country on Tuesday.

“Whilst Monday night will see wet and windy conditions sweeping eastwards, the strongest winds are expected to occur after the rain clears and winds veer north-westerly through Tuesday morning.

“Gusts exceeding 55 mph are likely inland, with 60 to 70 mph gusts in some exposed coastal areas in the west and possibly to around 80 mph around coasts in northern Scotland.

“The public should be aware of the potential for disruption to travel and possible damage to trees.

“Difficult driving conditions will result, perhaps exacerbated by surface water and spray in places.

“This is an update of the warning first issued on Saturday, including adjustments to the areas at risk, and a slight increase to expected wind speeds, taking into account the latest information.”

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